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Tom wants to play

6 February 2013

Tom Peterson hopes to be selected for Fleetwood Youth’s quarter-final cup match against Wrexham

by Sam Gilliland

Tom Peterson hopes to be selected for Fleetwood Youth’s quarter-final cup match against Wrexham after being substituted in the 3-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

The 17-year-old admitted his performance wasn’t good enough against the Shrews, as the youth-team coaches warned the squad about their playing careers. However Peterson, who was played out wide on the left in the defeat, insists he doesn’t blame anyone but himself for the decision to be taken off. He said: “I had a poor game and I don’t blame the coaches for taking me off, although I thought I played better through the centre in the second-half when I switched from out wide. “I like to play as a striker, it’s my favourite position, but I’m just happy to be able to play. “I also agree with their criticism after the match. I think we all need to toughen up because we weren’t good enough against Shrewsbury. The former Blackburn Rovers youngster claimed the team played with a lack of confidence during the game, which affected their ball retention. He added: “I thought we all lacked a bit of confidence. We didn’t keep hold of the ball very well and we weren’t creating enough chances. I thought Shrewsbury played well, but we didn’t have our best day.

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