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Town to start confidently

17 November 2012

Barry Nicholson says Fleetwood will look to start on the front foot when they take on Plymouth Argyle today.

By Tom Bestwick

Barry Nicholson says Fleetwood will look to start on the front foot when they take on Plymouth Argyle today.

Nicholson scored his second goal of the season last weekend against Exeter City, and although Town drew the game, the 34-year-old wants to take the confidence in to today’s match. Nicholson said: “It was obviously nice to get back on the score sheet, obviously it would have been a bit better if we could have picked up the three points coming back up the road, I thought we started the game really well last week. “When you go one up and then 2-1 up away from home, you feel you may should go on to win the game, we were certainly disappointed after it, but to go away on a long journey and come away with a point, we have to take confidence from that and in to the game this weekend. “ Nicholson’s Scottish compatriot Barry Ferguson was on hand to assist with a perfectly weighted pass, something that has been worked on in training. “It was a great pass; I didn’t even have to break my stride, it was on a plate for me really, and I just had to slot it past the goal keeper, it was pretty good to finish like that, it was something we had been worked on during that week. “With Barry being the only holding midfielder, me and Jamie (Milligan) have pushed on a little bit, with Bally (David Ball) liking to get the ball to his feet, the gaffer has asked me to get in behind, and go beyond the striker, it was nice to get on the score sheet.” With injuries ruling out many of the Fleetwood forward line, Micky Mellon has called upon all of his squad to share the goals around. “Macca (Steve McNulty) got his goal from a great free kick from Deano (Dean Howell) but if we can share the goals around the squad then obviously it’s going to help us. “We haven’t got a lot of strikers fit at the moment; we only really have Bally, perhaps Gilly (Steven Gillespie) coming back. We are down to the bare bones upfront at the moment, so the other lads have to take the onus on themselves to get goals.” Fleetwood will look to start on the front foot, and score an early goal to settle any nerves, but Nicholson says his team-mates must remain patient if they can’t score early on. “We have maybe looked a little bit nervy at home in the last few games; we’ve not managed to get that early goal that would have probably settled us. We will try and look to that tomorrow, get a goal, settle us a down, and then play our stuff. “If we don’t get that early goal then it’s all about being patient, if we get a winner in the last minute that will have to do us. I think the boys are hoping to put in a good performance, and score a few goals.” Check out my latest npower League Two Round-up in today’s ‘Talk of the Town’ priced at just £3.

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