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Evans hails professional Fleetwood

10 January 2015

Match winner talks to the Club website after Orient triumph

A buoyant Gareth Evans told the Club website that the Cod Army had to dig in deep to take maximum points away at Leyton Orient.

Evans, Fleetwood’s match winner with his second goal of the season, had nothing but praise for his team mates and dedicated his goal to manager Graham Alexander.

“It was never going to be easy coming here,” said Evans after the 1-0 victory in East London. “Leyton Orient reached the Play-Off final last year so they are a top side at this level.

“We are delighted that we have come away with all three points. We look to dominate teams and I think we did that again.”

Fleetwood’s number seven struck the match winner 17 seconds after the restart in the second half following a clever flick on from Jamie Proctor, who like Evans, put in a tireless display against the O’s.

Evans continued: “After our goal we saw out the remainder of the game really well. It was a professional performance from the boys.”

The 26-year-old’s last goal for Fleetwood was when Alexander’s men last won in their yellow and blue away strip, back in August at Scunthorpe United.

“I could do with wearing the yellow kit every week,” joked Evans. “I am delighted to be back on the score sheet but it has been too long since my last goal and I know I should have scored more by now.

“Having said that, I have been happy with my performances and the gaffer has been to, that is why he has been playing me. I am happy that I have repaid his faith with a goal.

“We are on a good run at the moment. We are aiming to carry that on and if we go into every game with the same mentality we had against Leyton Orient, we will not go far wrong.”

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