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Bolger praises competition for places

1 November 2016

Club News

Bolger praises competition for places

1 November 2016

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Irish defender relishing challenge at Fleetwood

Former Bristol Rovers man Cian Bolger says the competition within the Fleetwood Town squad is helping the squad kick on ahead of Tuesday night’s match against his former club.

Bolger spent three seasons on loan at the Memorial Stadium from 2011-2013 and returns there on Tuesday having made his full league debut for the Cod Army in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Gillingham.

“It was great,” said Bolger, who signed for Southend United in the summer.

“It’s been a little bit of a frustrating time for myself but it was great to get back in and get back playing. I felt good afterwards.

“The competition around the whole squad is key to help us kick on and it’s healthy to have competition in the squad.

“Obviously Ash (Eastham) has been doing well and when I’ve stepped in, I feel like I’ve done enough to keep my place in the side.”

Bolger – who by trade is a central defender – has been used by Head Coach Uwe Rosler as a striker towards the latter of some games, was happy to start in defence against Gillingham.

“To be honest, it was just good to play.

“It was a bit more familiar for myself to play at the back having been a makeshift striker the last couple of games!

“I’ve now got to play well to stay in now, as we’ve said there is competition for places so you’re always on your toes. You have to play well or there will be someone who is going to come in and take your place.”

The Irishman also spoke to Cod Army Player HD about the good memories he has of playing for Rovers.

“It’s been a while since I was there – a lot has changed.

“They dropped out of the Football League and have started rebuilding and because of that there’s not too many faces that I know are still there.

“They are a great club with great fans and I think it will be a good game.”

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