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Skipper disappointed with call off

8 February 2014

Robbo speaks to club website after Newport postponement

Just before 11am on Friday morning, Fleetwood Town received a phone call to their team hotel informing them that their game later that day at Newport County wasn’t going ahead. 

It is a cruel reality at this stage of the season with a number of Football League games falling foul to the weather. 

Cod Army skipper Mark Roberts understands that postponements are part and parcel of the game and the squad now need to concentrate fully on Tuesday’s trip to Wycombe. 

“It was frustrating to see the game get postponed, we travelled down on the Thursday so we were prepared and in the best possible shape for the match,” said the 30-year-old. 

“When we found out the game was postponed on Friday morning it was a big disappointment for everybody involved. 

“With the games at the moment and the fixture congestion in front of us they are coming thick and fast but that is exactly how we like it. 

“We want to play football matches and it shows we have been successful throughout the season and long may that continue. 

“When we are preparing for a game we are just thinking about our own personal preparation and the team’s preparation. We didn’t think about the potential threat that the game would be postponed. 

“Newport have had a number of postponements over the winter months and they haven’t played many home games recently. 

“When we were driving down on Thursday we could see that the weather wasn’t great in that part of the country. We were solely concentrating on producing our very best and getting three points. 

“Once we found out the game was called off it was a big disappointment because we wanted to get back to winning ways. 

“We had the experience at Wycombe of the game getting called off during the warm up and we came close to a repeat at Burton.  These things do happen in football and we have to deal with each situation.  

“It is the time of the year when the weather can be unpredictable so we have to factor that into our preparations. The game has been rearranged now for March so we have to fully concentrate on Tuesday’s game at Wycombe. 

“We trained on Saturday morning and we are making sure we are doing the right things now ahead of the next game. Hopefully we can continue our good form at the start of the year that won the gaffer the Manager of the Month award in January.” 

Despite Town not being in action this afternoon, there is a number of Premier League and Football League matches going ahead.

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