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Blair blasts opener

2 October 2013

Sub strike for midfielder

Fleetwood Town winger Matty Blair is determined to take the positives from his own individual performances following four wins and a single defeat during September for the Cod Army. 

The 24 year old who was signed in the summer from fellow League 2 rivals York City scored his 2nd goal of the season on Saturday although Blair admits it was a bitter sweet feeling. 

“It’s unfortunate about the result but I was happy that I played 45 minutes.”

“Again, I’m not happy Junior Brown got injured, but it gave me a chance and I managed to score a goal but it’s an unfortunate end to what was a very good month.”

The goal was Blair’s 2nd in as many games and he explains how there was a slight element of luck which helped him on his way.

“I should have been at the back post so I’ve got myself out of a bit of trouble by picking it up and I just got at the full back, tucked inside,  and managed to sneak it into the far corner.” 

Despite performing well for Town in Cup competitions Blair has had to settle for a place on the bench so far this season and he admits he is going to have to be patient when it comes to gaining a starting spot.

“I’ve just got to keep myself ready.
“The gaffer said from day one it’s a squad game, not a team game and we’ve got a very good squad.
“I’ve just got to wait my turn, everyone wants to play that’s the main thing,  but if im coming off the bench and getting goals I’ll take that for the time being, I won’t like it all season but just for the time being while the team are wining you don’t expect changes.
“I’m happy with how it’s gone so far from being on the bench point of view but obviously the main goal is to get in the starting eleven.”

The defeat to Exeter was a bitter blow for Blair and his teammates but the wingers is hopeful of a return to winning ways when they come face to face with Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
“They are a good team and it’s another long journey for us but we’ll travel on the Friday and get ourselves right. We’ll go away from home and perform as we know we can.” 

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