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The objective always stays the same

7 April 2014

Chris Maxwell speaks to the club website after his 23rd clean sheet of the season

Chris Maxwell believes Fleetwood Town produced a dominant team performance in their 2-0 win over Oxford United and has called on his team mates to approach the final five games of the season in the same manner.

The 23-year-old was part of an unchanged line-up for their visit to the Kassam Stadium as strikes from top scorer David Ball and midfielder Antoni Sarcevic secured Town’s tenth away league victory of the season.

In the process, Maxwell picked up his 23rd clean sheet of the season and the goalkeeper insists that the three points was the most important factor at this stage of the season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Maxwell said: “It was a fantastic result for us."

“The way we approached the game was excellent and for the majority of the game we was dominant. It was a good result for us and I thought we played well.

“As a whole we was brilliant, defensively as well we were, but when we was in the last third we kept the ball, we were patient, and we created a fair few chances. 

“It’s a shame we didn’t add to the score line, but the three points is the most important thing and that’s all we want right at this stage of the season.

“The team worked hard as a whole. We were seeing Sarcevic heading one out of our box in the first half from a free kick and Humey was getting back and getting a foot in, so it was definitely a team performance.”

With Chesterfield, who occupy the final automatic promotion position being held to a 1-1 draw with Newport County, Fleetwood closed the gap on the Sky Bet League 2 top three to just three points and Maxwell insists the Cod Army’s promotion push is still in their own hands.

“We have just got to keep our heads on our games and make sure we get three points week in, week out and come the end of the season you never know. I still feel it’s in our own hands.

“We have got five games left now, and if we get 15 points, then you never know, we have just got to make sure we win on Saturday.”

Despite heaping praise on his team mates, Maxwell also reserved acclaim for the travelling supporters who made the long trip to Oxford, before calling for the Fleetwood squad to approach next weekend’s local derby with Morecambe in the same manner.

“It was a good following at Oxford, I could hear them all game. It’s quite a big stadium here and they were making more noise than the 4,000-5,000 Oxford fans so it was great to see and it’s a massive boost to the lads.

“It doesn’t matter who you put in front of us, it’s going to be the same objective – get three points – so you can put anybody in front of us and we are confident we can do the job.”

Fleetwood Town are next on the road on Good Friday with a trip to Cheltenham Town. For full ticket information for the game pleaseclick here 

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