Goalkeeper's reaction after making Town debut...
Alex Cairns described making his Fleetwood Town debut as ‘fantastic’ as Town beat Chesterfield 1-0 on Tuesday night.
The former Leeds United and Spireites stopper came off the bench after just seven minutes after Chris Neal picked up an injury.
Cairns kept a clean sheet as Conor McLaughlin’s goal was enough for the three points at Proact Stadium.
“As a goalkeeper you’re going to want a clean sheet, so to do that at a club I used to play for, I’m delighted,” said Cairns.
“Being a second choice at the minute, you have to be ready and that’s why I train day in day out.
“To make my debut for Fleetwood – I’m absolutely delighted.”
Cairns pulled off a string of super saves in the second half and along with a strong performance by the back four, managed to keep Chesterfield scoreless.
“We all work hard together on the training pitch.
“We’ve made our own luck, and I’m glad I could contribute with a couple of saves and kicks.
“We worked hard as a team first and foremost. We want to work hard and the gaffer believes that if we work hard we will grind out results.
“If we want to keep winning games and grinding out results we need to put in performances like today.”
Cairns also spoke after the match about trying to claim the number one jersey and staying in the side.
“Nobody wants to be on the bench,” Cairns added.
“I came here to push for my place and I’m going to do that. Nealo knows that and the gaffer knows that. I’m going to keep pushing and pushing and hopefully I can become number one.
“I’m just delighted I’ve got on and I’ve played for Fleetwood now and hopefully it isn’t the last time.”