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Ryan's luck

29 January 2013

For Fleetwood Town's Ryan Crowther, thirteen is not an unlucky number.

By David Mitchell

For Fleetwood Town's Ryan Crowther, thirteen is not an unlucky number.

On Saturday against Oxford United, the midfielder needed just 13 minutes to score his debut goal in a Town shirt after replacing the injured Junior Brown at the start of the second half. His strike gave Town the comfort of a two-goal cushion and put them well on the way to victory. 'I remember the defender going to clear the ball on the half volley.  The ball stuck a bit in the mud so I nicked in and slotted the ball past the keeper.  I'll take any goal, no matter how it comes, and to score my first for the club was brilliant.' Many footballers wait patiently for a chance to come along, hoping that when it does they make the most of it.  Crowther's goal was backed up by some positive contributions and he hopes that he has caught the eye of the management team: 'Obviously you have to be patient in this game.  We've got a big squad with a lot of good players on it so it can be hard to get in to the first team.  I've been out for a while and it's important to take your chance when it comes to you.  In the end, though, it's the three points that matter most and whoever scores isn't the main issue.' Stockport-born Crowther came from Hyde United in November 2011 and his chances last season were limited to three league appearances off the bench and a start at Northwich in the FA Trophy, a total of 194 minutes of action.  The 24 year old's last appearance was at Cambridge United on 21st April. 'I've done myself good because it's been a frustrating time.  I've always believed in my ability to play first team football and I'm hoping this will lead to more chances for me. First and foremost it's hard work that counts and the talent will hopefully come through.' Crowther has not been without match practice, playing some thirty games on loan at Hyde in the last twelve months, but he will be hoping to stack up some more appearances for Town in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the BBC did not screen a Football League highlights show at the weekend but the match DVD will show that Crowther is an npower League Two goal scorer and one will no doubt be heading his way!

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