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Ball praises team spirit after third win in a week

23 November 2016

Striker pays credit to team effort after Shrewsbury triumph

David Ball says praised the atmosphere in the dressing room as ‘one of the best’ after Fleetwood Town defeated Shrewsbury 3-0 on Tuesday night.


Ball scored two second half goals to go along with Conor McLaughlin’s opener as Uwe Rosler’s side sealed a third win in a week.


The former Peterborough man – who also made it 43 in Cod Army colours on Tuesday – also added that he is loving life under Rosler.


“At the moment I’m enjoying my football and enjoying the way we are playing as a team,” said Ball.  


“We started the first 20 minutes and they sussed us out a little bit and it was hard to break them down. As we got into the game more and got the full-backs in the game and as you saw Conor scored and Amari’i passed it to Devante and Devante did well again.


“It’s one of the best (dressing rooms) I’ve been in since the five years I’ve been here. It’s got that good camaraderie and spirit and when it’s get tough we dig in for each other.”


Ball finished off a scramble for his first of the evening, then curled home a sublime effort to give Town a comfortable three goal cushion.


“I want to open my body up, and that is my type of finish and in training I like to place the ball rather than hit through it as much as I can. I am delighted with the two goals.


“I think maybe I got that bit of luck when I put my head in there in the first place. Amari’i found me and then to get the second goal gives everyone a breather. Tonight I think we went on and on and on and didn’t go backwards. We kept going for more goals which is brilliant to see.


“All the strikers at the moment are bringing different parts of their game to the table and I think that’s good, it’s healthy. We’ve all sat out when we’ve needed to and had a few games when we might have had a knock and whoever has come in has done the business.”


The Cod Army number 10 now has eight for the season, and is targeting double figures sooner rather than later.


“As a striker to get to ten goals as quickly as possible then everything after that becomes a bonus.


“Obviously I’ve played a lot up there in the position that I want to play in this season. I’ve been given the run and the minutes as well where even if you don’t score, you might assist and then you get another chance the week after.


“The gaffer has been on at us to keep going because we’ve got the legs in the team to keep going and the substitutes in the team to freshen it up. There’s no reason why we can’t keep going.”

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