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Maxwell yet to concede from open play

23 August 2014

Goalkeeper on third clean sheet in seven days

Fleetwood Town keeper Chris Maxwell has expressed his delight at the team’s defensive qualities following the 0-0 draw with Chesterfield at Highbury.

Though the Cod Army were unable to keep up the 100% start to life in League One Maxwell believes it was a point gained rather than two dropped: “If we’d said at the start of the season we were going to get 10 points in August that would be almost a perfect start.

"I think we were a bit slow coming out today and they showed what a really good team they are but on the otherhand I think we showed what a good defensive unit we are.

“All in all I think it was a good point.”

He was quick to play down his own impact on the side’s strong start defensively having failed to concede in open play and having kept three clean sheets from his last three matches saying: “It’s a great feeling to get a clean sheet but like I’ve said in the past it’s not the goalkeeper who earns a clean sheet it is the back four, midfield and strikers as well.

“Everyone has put a shift in and chipped in with the work ethic today and a clean sheet which is always pleasing.”

Next up for Fleetwood is Leyton Orient next Saturday giving the squad a full week off for the first time this season, something Maxwell thinks will benefit the side: “The lads have worked well all pre-season and almost jumped straight into Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday Tuesday.

“The lads will be pleased with a rest and we’ll work on a few things in training and we’ll be ready to go against Leyton Orient.”

The Club shop and ticket office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. Fleetwood Town will reopen at 9am on Tuesday morning.

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