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Wood: We need to dig in and stick together

4 October 2015

Defender made his second Town start on Saturday

Fleetwood Town defender Richard Wood revealed his frustration following Saturday’s defeat away to Scunthorpe United.

Paddy Madden’s solitary goal in the second-half condemned Town to their third-straight defeat which left them in the relegation places in League One.

The 30-year-old, who was making his second appearance for the Club after signing on loan from Rotherham United, shared his thoughts on events with Town’s official website.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It was frustrating, it should have been 0-0 but we’ve switched off and conceded a goal, the lads are saying that it’s the story of the season.

“Maxy didn’t have a save to make and we’ve defended well as a team, so it’s frustrating. You can see that we’re lacking a bit of confidence so we just need to stick together and dig in.

“I’ve got Tex (Dionatan Teixeira) come in at the side of me and he’s only just come into the Club as well, so it’s hard to get going but we looked okay together.

“As a team we looked fairly solid, they were getting frustrated and the crowd were getting on them but switching off has cost us.

“I think stability is what we need now. I’ve looked at the games previously where we’ve been conceding goals.

“If we can work on it now and really get to grips to with it, hopefully these injuries that the lads have had trouble with can stop and we can be more solid.

“We’ve just got to dig in and stick together in times like these, especially with the manager going we’ve got to get closer and really just grind results and try to turn the corner.

Town return to home soil on Tuesday evening when they host Shrewsbury Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and the Ossett-native is looking forward to the visit of Salop.

Wood continued: “Hopefully we can play with a bit more freedom as we are at home, and it is the cup so we can forget about the league and enjoy our football.

“We are struggling near the bottom and not picking up points, but we need to forget about that and aim for a cup run. It can only galvanise us to turn a corner, so hopefully it does.

“We just have to keep at it, and if somebody does make a mistake we all have to cover and help each other out. I’m sure that is what we’ll be working on in training.”



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