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McLaughlin says Town won't 'take anything for granted' at Scunthorpe

3 March 2017

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McLaughlin says Town won't 'take anything for granted' at Scunthorpe

3 March 2017

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Stand-in skipper looks ahead to the trip to Glanford Park

Conor McLaughlin insists that Fleetwood 'won’t be taking anything for granted’ as they enter the final 12 games of the season.

Fleetwood sit in third position equal on points with Saturday’s opponents Scunthorpe United, who are in the automatic promotion spot.


A win at Glanford Park would see them leapfrog Scunthorpe and into second place.

“We’ve all obviously seen the table and know where we are,” said the Northern Ireland international.

“Like the gaffer has always said though we don’t read too much into it. Where we came from last year we won’t be taking anything for granted, we will be taking each game as it comes.”

The Iron are winless in their last six matches and could again slip this weekend as they face Town – who are unbeaten in their last 17 league matches.

“Everyone has those sort of runs in this league,” said McLaughlin.

“Anyone can beat anyone and although we are on a really good spell, we can’t get complacent as it’s really easy to come out of them.”

McLaughlin has taken over the Captain’s Armband in Nathan Pond’s absence and looks forward to leading the side out again this Saturday against former manager Graham Alexander.

“To lead the team out onto the pitch each week is obviously a really big honour for me personally.

“I’ll just use the experience I have gained throughout my career as well as from being an international to help the team both on and off the pitch.

“He (Graham Alexander) helped me out a lot in his time here, I have a lot to thank him for.

“I’ll obviously speak to him before and maybe after the game but during the match there is only one thing on my mind and that is to get the win.”

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