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Charnock starts fightback

19 February 2013

Kieron Charnock expressed his focus on trying to secure a place in the Fleetwood side after returning to action in Town colours last Tuesday night, after Ryan Crowther came off the pitch injured.

by Mike McGough

Kieron Charnock expressed his focus on trying to secure a place in the Fleetwood side after returning to action in Town colours last Tuesday night, after Ryan Crowther came off the pitch injured.

The defender spoke after the home defeat to Burton Albion at the weekend in which he played his first full 90 minutes for the Cod Army since being hit with injury last season; and despite the result, looked solid in a game which was turned upside down by the referee after he sent off Scott Davies. Charnock said he aims to play for Fleetwood, after coming back from a loan spell at Macclesfield and has waited for his chance to return to first team action. "I was really pleased yesterday when I found out I was playing and I was in the team and I felt good out there. I am delighted to be out on the pitch playing for Fleetwood again. When I was out on loan earlier on in the season, I did not know if that would happen but I am desperate to play for Fleetwood Town. I want to keep my place, I want to try and earn a contract for next season so hopefully I can do that. "I have found myself in the team because of injuries really. I came on the other night because Ryan Crowther got injured, Junior is injured and there are a few other injuries as well. Sometimes that is how it happens in football, all you need is one chance and I know that the result was not good today but hopefully in training and in the game, I have showed the gaffer that he can trust me out there and hopefully I can feature in his plans." Town were locked equally with the Brewers for the most part of Saturday's clash, but an unfortunate decision by the referee meant that Fleetwood were left wide open to attacks from the Burton front line, which ended a run of four unbeaten matches. Charnock said: "Obviously we are on a decent run with two good away wins and we were hoping to carry it on at home and be as strong as we possibly can here, because home form is important to keep you up there and obviously it was a massive game today. We were on level points (with Burton) and we were desperate to win it but unfortunately it has gone against us. Like I said, it is just one that we have to put behind us and move on. "Yes it was good to be back. The sending off has changed the game really because I thought we were looking pretty solid up until then and we limited them to a few chances. But after the sending off, it just seemed so open on the pitch out there but it is one of those games that we have just got to put behind us and move on." The defender is hoping to keep his place in the side for the long trip to Aldershot at the weekend and for the following home game against Cheltenham Town, which will be a massive match for the Cod Army in what will be a game bewteen promotion rivals. He continued: "The Cheltenham game is a big game but obviously we will focus fully on Aldershot who are down there and fighting for their lives, so it will be a tough game going down there. We want to get back on the pitch as soon as we can and put this result behind us. We will be straight in on Monday, go through things and will be focused all week on Aldershot." Town will be looking to move back into the play off places and could go as high as the automatic spots if results were to go their way.

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