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Ryan: It is time for us to respond

25 September 2015

Midfielder has caught the eye for Town this season

Midfielder Jimmy Ryan is hoping Town can respond to defeat at Wigan Athletic last weekend when they host Port Vale at Highbury on Saturday.

The Cod Army fell to a 2-1 defeat at the DW Stadium after goals from Jordan Flores and Michael Jacobs had given the Latics the lead.

Graham Alexander’s side improved after the break and pulled one back through Tyler Forbes, but were denied an equaliser late on when David Ball’s strike hit the post.

Town welcome a Vale side to the Fylde Coast this weekend who themselves will be looking to bounce back after a narrow setback at Bury.

Rob Page’s side sit just one place behind Fleetwood in the League One standings, and a win for either side would lift them significantly up the table.

Ahead of the game, Ryan said: “It’s been a little bit difficult for us these last couple of games as we’ve had a lot of injuries so the lads are still getting to know each other.

“It’s worse for the gaffer though as he’s the one picking the side. It must be frustrating for him but as players we’ve got to get on with it.

“Our last two games at home have been difficult, especially Bradford. They came for a battle so a draw in the end wasn’t a bad result.

“You do obviously want to win your home games and get points on the board, but when you look at the games we’ve had we haven’t played badly.

“The case has been keeping silly goals out more than anything. We weren’t at our best at Wigan but we can’t get ourselves down.

“It wasn’t a great performance for the first hour but we did take the game to them a little bit in the second half.

“I held my hand up for the first goal as it was a sloppy ball from me. Even the second goal could have been avoided too.

“David Ball hit the post at the end so it could have been another draw for us and we’d have walked away with a good point.

“We’ve got to go into Saturday looking for a win now as it’s certainly a game we can win at home. A win would put us back up where we want to be.”




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