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Bolger ready for longest trip of the season against Plymouth

5 October 2017


Bolger ready for longest trip of the season against Plymouth

5 October 2017

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Cian Bolger knows Saturday’s opponents Plymouth Argyle are going to be a tough test as Town make their longest trip of the season.

Bolger spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon at Poolfoot Farm after seeing his side get back to winning ways against Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Argyle drew 2-2 against Exeter City on Tuesday night, despite winning an extra point on penalties. The defender believes it will be a physical battle against Derek Adams’ at Home Park.

“It is going to be another tough test like any game in this league,” added Bolger.

"It will be a physical battle but we are looking forward to it. The crowd get right behind them and even though they haven’t had the best start, they’ll have a big backing and we’ve got to go down there and silence the crowd early on.

“I don’t have great memories of Home Park. I was sent off after 14 minutes last time! But like I said, they have great backing from their fans, it’s a great place to play football and hopefully we can go there and pick up all three points."

Town’s last away trip saw them beat Bradford City 3-0 at Valley Parade, and with this weekend seeing the players make a 650 mile round-trip, the Irishman knows that the team’s preparation is key to picking up the points.

“It is the furthest we will travel this season,” added the 25-year-old.

“We will prepare the way we always do and make sure we do things properly. It is obviously a longer journey than usual, but we need to get on with it and do the job.”

“It has been up and down for us this season. We’ve conceded too many goals but we are only ten games in, there’s a long way to go and it is a slow process.

“When you look back at last season, our start wasn’t the best. We didn’t really hit the ground running last year until November, however, we are looking better and better each day.”

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley has subsidised a two night travel package for fans this weekend, and Bolger knows the Cod Army can make a real difference on the day. 

“It is a big commitment for the fans to make the round trip," added Bolger.

“It is obviously great that the chairman has put on something for the fans. He is excellent at that side of things, he puts it on a few times a season and it will be great to have the backing of the fans, which is much appreciated by all the players and staff."

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