Four from two away decent - Murdoch
Stewart Murdoch believes Fleetwood can be satisfied with their work over the weekend after they took four points from two of their fellow promotion rivals.
After putting in an impressive display in the 4-2 victory over Burton Albion on Saturday, Fleetwood recorded a 0-0 draw in front of the Sky Sports cameras against Scunthorpe United to maintain their unbeaten start to the new year.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 23-year-old midfielder, though, admitted that Town’s performance against the Iron could have so easily seen Graham Alexander’s side take all three points against the league leaders at the time.
“We came here on the back of a great result at Burton on Saturday so we were confident that we could get three points,” Murdoch said.
“There was a couple of moments in the game, if they went our way, then we would have managed to get the three points.
“Throughout the game we looked really solid, in the end four points from these two games is a decent take and we will go onto Saturday and hopefully continue this unbeaten run.
“We had a lot of good spells in the game, I think for most of the game actually we were on top.
“We came out in the second half and really gave it a good go and it’s disappointing not to take the three points.
“It’s another point on the board, though, and it’s another one towards our unbeaten run.
“It’s disappointing because we did have some really good chances to get the three points, but we are happy with the point.
“It was a tough one on Monday; I think in the last 15 minutes, both teams were struggling, but it was one of those where you have got to dig deep. I think all the lads did that and we managed to come away with a point.”
Looking ahead to the weekend and Fleetwood welcome York City to Highbury Stadium and will be looking to make it six-games unbeaten for the first time since their promotion season back in 2012 when they face the Ministermen.
After playing two away games Saturday and then Monday, Murdoch says the squad will recharge their batteries as he joked: “I think it’s the longest we have had all season!
“We will take the time to relax, put our feet up and recharge our batteries. It has been a difficult schedule and it’s the first time I have ever done a Saturday – Monday. I would rather be playing games than training so I’m enjoying it.”
The Scottish midfielder has cemented his side in the Fleetwood line-up in recent weeks and Murdoch, reflecting on his first seven months at the club, insists he ‘could not be happier.’
I’m loving it at the moment. There’s been a couple of spells when I have been out of the team, but I will always just continue to do what I would do when I am in the team and work hard to get back in there.
“When I get my chance I want to show what I am capable and I feel at the moment that I am doing well enough to keep my place.
“I’m in a really good place, I’m enjoying it, I’m at a good club and I couldn’t be happier at the moment.”