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Cairns credits coaches after Northampton win

12 August 2017

Club News

Cairns credits coaches after Northampton win

12 August 2017

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Alex Cairns has reacted to Saturday's win, and his outstanding performance, at Northampton, crediting goalkeeper coach Dave Lucas for his training regimes.

Cairns made a triple save to deny Aaron Pierre and Billy Waters in the first half and produced an overall solid performance to keep a clean sheet.

“I try and save every shot that comes towards me and I was lucky I was behind that one," said Cairns.

"It’s all down to Dave on the training pitch though, he’s doing everything with me at the moment, and I’ve just got to make sure I can keep that going.”

Cairns was delighted with the three points and has praised the overall team effort in the match.

“We know every game isn’t going to be pretty, some are going to be a battle, and they (Northampton) really tested us today," added the 24-year-old.

"We’ve got players who can come on and make a difference if we need them and Devante Cole has done that today with his goal.

“Every player put a shift in today and we all know what we’ve got to do, not just me, and we all did that.  I feel like we defend well as a team and we attack well as a team and we have to keep that up.”

The goalkeeper was quick to talk about the impact of new signing Lewie Coyle, who Cairns knows from his Leeds United days.

“Lewie is a great lad an he adds so much to this team. We go way back and I knew when we signed him he’d be a great signing. I told him he had big shoes to fill.”

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