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Murdoch hoping to keep his place in the Town team

12 March 2015

Scotsman has impressed in Town's last two games

Fleetwood Town midfielder Stewart Murdoch believes the win over Sheffield United can help motivate the Club as they head into the final games of the league season.

The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 on Saturday, and stated that a victory against a side of United’s calibre can only bode well for the run-in. 

Goals from Nick Haughton and Josh Morris helped Graham Alexander’s side to an invaluable win at Bramall Lane.

Town now prepare themselves for a double-header of league matches at Highbury, when they welcome Rochdale on Saturday, before hosting Coventry City on Tuesday.

Town currently sit 12th in the third-tier, and the former Falkirk man hopes the win can be a springboard for the final eleven games of their inaugural League One campaign.

He said: “We said on the lead up to the game that it is a tough place to go, it’s one of the big games you look to, so to go there and win at Bramall Lane was massive for us.

“It’s one of those days were you’re arriving on the bus and see the fans walking towards the stadium, it’s one of those things you want to be involved in.

“Fortunately the way things have gone since I’ve come down here, and gaining promotion has opened up opportunities like that

“I think success feeds on success, so the lads in the changing room that were here last season had a taste of that success, and once you’ve had it you want it again.

“We’ll take each game as it comes and if we’re up there come the end of the season then everyone will be delighted.

Murdoch has played a full-part in Fleetwood’s last two-league encounters, and hopes to cement his place in Graham Alexander’s plans.

“Since coming back it has taken a bit of time to gain my chance in the first-team. I’ve been working away behind the scenes and I’ve only played the two games so I’m not getting carried away with it all.

“When I was on-loan at Northampton Town it was just about getting as many games as I could, and wanted a position to come back and play.

“I’ll just take each game as it comes now. If I can keep my own level of performance up then it will be difficult to leave me out.

“You go through a few times when it is tough, but the ultimate goal is that I’m a driven person, so wanted to get back in eventually.

“The main focus is to help the team play well, and win a few more games towards the end of the season.”

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