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Edwards improves

17 April 2013

Fleetwood Town youngster Ryan Edwards believes Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Rotherham was unfair and felt Fleetwood Town should have at least picked up a point.

By Manvir Rai

Fleetwood Town youngster Ryan Edwards believes Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Rotherham was unfair and felt Fleetwood Town should have at least picked up a point.

Edwards, 19, has produced a string a fine performances as of late but was aware of the tough proposition that Fleetwood faced against Rotherham. “We knew it was going to be a very direct game. We knew that their main threat was going to come from set pieces, so we had to deal with them. We are unlucky to lose and we deserved at least a point.” The Rotherham fans were in good voice as their team are among the play-off positions. However, another defeat for Town has almost ended their chances of a play-off chance but Edwards has not given up hope. “The Rotherham fans will gave the home side a big boost, it gave them the extra 10% but as professionals we just have to deal with it and put it to the back our minds. Saying that, our supporters really made plenty of noise. They've always been there to back us. We’re just going to play with pride now and see where we finish” There was yet another centre-back partnership against Rotherham – this time it was Alan Goodall partnering Ryan Edwards and Edwards believed that they created a good understanding with each other. “We travel in together every day and we were talking about the game on the way home from training. We stuck with each other well but it’s not just about the centre-halves, it’s about the whole back four and I thought we did okay today but we can improve.” The emergence of the onloan Blackburn defender has been one of many positive aspects for Fleetwood Town this season and the defender reflected on what has been a learning curve. “I’ve enjoyed it all, I think it’s harsh that we are not closer to the play-offs than we are but with everyone involved in the club, I believe next year will be a very good year for Fleetwood Town. I have learned lots in my first professional year. I’m 19 and I’ve played around 38 games. If someone had said that to me at the start of the season, I wouldn’t have believed them. I’m just glad to be playing and I want to keep getting better.”

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