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Maxwell: Team spirit is behind our recent good form

14 March 2015

Shot stopper was once again in fine form to keep out Dale

Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Chris Maxwell insists the team’s spirit and togetherness is behind the Club’s recent run of form.

The Cod Army’s 1-0 win over Rochdale, courtesy of Josh Morris’ powerful finish from 30 yards, keeps Town just two points off the Play-Off places.

Morris, who struck in the 59th minute, has now scored in three successive matches and helped Fleetwood secure their first back-to-back league wins since November.

Maxwell praised Morris and Stewart Murdoch, who almost scored late on, as well as the returning Nathan Pond who collected the sponsors’ Man of the Match Award on his return from injury.

He said: “He’s done it a few times already this season. He gets himself in those positions really well and he can strike a ball well so it’s no surprise to me that he can score goals like that.

“We know Pondy has had to deal with not playing for so long, but like Murdo he’s had a chance and taken it and proved his worth.

“All the lads in training are pushing each other for a starting place. Murdo started the last few games and has been magnificent in my opinion.

“He hadn’t played for quite a fair bit but that shows the spirit in the camp and that the players are capable of stepping in when needed.”

The goalkeeper admitted the performance in the first half spurred the team on, but the squad are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

“I wouldn’t say it was lacklustre but slightly below par. It gave us the kick on we needed in the second half.

“The saves I’ve had to make today were quite routine. We’ve been dogged all season and have done the horrible things well.

He added: “We just want to focus on each game. If we win the next game on Tuesday we’ll see where that takes us.

“The lads are focused on each game as it comes.”

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