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Evans eager to impress

8 January 2013

New boy Gareth Evans says he will be doing all he can to earn a longer contract at Fleetwood after making his debut in the 3-1 defeat away at Northampton Town.

by Tom Bestwick

New boy Gareth Evans says he will be doing all he can to earn a longer contract at Fleetwood after making his debut in the 3-1 defeat away at Northampton Town.

The 24-year-old winger was making his debut, and was introduced as a second half substitute at the Sixfields Stadium, and despite the disappointing result, he has expressed his delight at pulling on the Fleetwood Town shirt.
Evans said: “It’s hard to take, but the lads have been on a good run, so it’s not too much of a sour taste in the mouth, it is hard to lose any game of football. “Coming on at half time I knew it was going to be a tough task with being 2-0 down, but I thought I could come on and make an impact, unfortunately I didn’t make too much of an impact on the score. “I thought I did ok, I thought I showed that I am good at getting the ball to my feet, and getting at players. Its just unfortunate that none of my runs led to goals, I like to think I have shown what I can offer, and I will keep on doing that. “Im just glad to play some football, I haven’t really played any football since the middle of November, so I was just glad to get on the pitch and I was buzzing to pull on the Fleetwood Town shirt.” This is not the first time Evans has tasted defeat against Northampton Town. Evans was also a second half substitute for Rotherham United as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Sixfields back in September, and Evans says it is easy to see why Northampton are doing so well at home this season. “They are a big team, notoriously a big team, especially this season. I came here with Rotherham earlier in the season and they were much the same really. I think we lost that day as well, they are a big physical team, and they tend to bully teams and that’s how they tend to score their goals and their results. Fair play to them, I am just annoyed that we didn’t get the result today.” After making his first appearance for Town, Evans has stated he is looking at the bigger picture. The winger has signed a deal until the end of the season, but insists he will be doing everything he can to earn a longer contract at Highbury Stadium. “I have only signed until the end of the season, but the aim for me is to get a longer contract here, it’s not to go anywhere else, or to show anyone else what I can do, it’s to show Graham Alexander what I can do. I think he knows what I can do, but I want to show him what I can do to be able to earn a longer contract, and I hope the gaffer will see that. “Im really enjoying it, we have a good set of lads here, we have only trained once or twice so far. It will be good to get into next week and get a full weeks training and go from there really. I am really excited about the set up and what Fleetwood have got going on here, and its just unfortunate we couldn’t get the result.” Fleetwood will play host to npower League Two’s basement team Bristol Rovers on Saturday, and Evans says he and his team-mates will be looking to get the three points and put the Northampton game behind them. “We still have everything to play for, it’s only one game, and its still only the middle of the season, we are in and about the play-offs that’s the main thing. It’s a case of forgetting about today and moving on and starting from the next training session and building up to Bristol Rovers, hopefully we will get the three points there and move on again.”

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