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Cairns ready for 'great test' at Walsall

13 March 2017

Town goalkeeper speaks ahead of trip to Banks's Stadium

Alex Cairns says Walsall will provide a ‘great test’ for Fleetwood Town when they travel to the Banks’s Stadium on Tuesday night.


Cairns has been in excellent form since coming into the Town side, keeping 12 clean sheets in the last 19 matches between the sticks.


Despite a small setback on Saturday against Bolton Wanderers, the former Leeds keeper insists the mood in the dressing room is still very positive.


“All the boys are fresh and we’ve had a good training session this morning and looking to go again,” said Cairns.


“We were obviously disappointed with the result on Saturday. We’ve have a great run and now we’re looking forward to the next game – we keep ticking each game off at a time and see where that takes us.

 


“Walsall are a great team, you only have to look at them now and how they’ve done in the past few seasons. It will be a great test for us given the form that they are in at the moment – especially at home.


“One thing is that we can learn a lot from that game. You tend to learn more from your defeats than when you win.


“For me especially it’s a learning curve and I’m looking forward to the next game now.”


Town were cheered on by over 500 fans at Scunthorpe last time they were on the road, and Cairns has praised the impact of the Cod Army.


“The fans don’t realise how much their support has an impact on the lads,” said the 24 year-old.


“When we need them, we need them and when we’re doing well it’s great to see them in their numbers but when we suffer a setback it’s great to know they will be there with us.


“I think whenever you play away anywhere in this league it’s going to be a tough ask. Every game is a really hard game and we’re expecting that at Walsall.”

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