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Southern hopes to have given manager selection headache

4 November 2014

Midfielder made his first start for Town on Saturday

Keith Southern was delighted to make his first start in the red and white of Fleetwood on Saturday and described the victory as a professional performance.

Southern was named in the team at the expense of Steven Schumacher, who received his fifth yellow card of the season against Preston North End the previous week.

He now hopes to have given manager Graham Alexander a selection headache after a commanding performance against the Gills at Highbury.

He said: "I enjoyed it. I was tired at the end of the game but that's understandable. It was a competitive game which suited me well and I was pleased to be involved.

"I've kept myself in good condition, trained well and waited for a chance to play a full 90 minutes. Hopefully I have given the manager a difficult decision and I’m hoping to be in his plans.”

Reflecting on the win over Peter Taylor’s side on Saturday which maintained Town’s unbeaten home record this season, Southern added.

“It was a tough game, the conditions were difficult and Gillingham also made it difficult, but we won the game and we could have killed them off in the second half."

“The performance will have done the lads a world of good though, especially the defence as they kept a clean sheet. I thought they were outstanding.”

The Cod Army now travel to Cambridge United in the 1st round of the FA Cup this weekend, and Southern admits it won’t be an easy task.

"We have a lot of travelling to do with the likes of Yeovil and Swindon to come in the league, but a hard game against Cambridge first. We will have to perform better than we have done on the road in previous games.”

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