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Cairns relishing game under the lights at Ewood Park

30 October 2017


Cairns relishing game under the lights at Ewood Park

30 October 2017

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Alex Cairns says he is relishing the opportunity to play under the floodlights when Fleetwood travel to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

Town travel to Rovers after scoring two late goals against Oxford United on Saturday, to secure a vital three points at Highbury.

The goalkeeper was very pleased with his sides’ performance at the weekend, and hopes his team can take that momentum into the game against Tony Mowbray’s side. 

“I thought we were well structured on Saturday,” said Cairns. 

“We work hard on the training pitch every day to try and make sure we don’t concede goals. We all know Blackburn are a good side, a well-known side, but we just need to be ready for the challenge ahead.

“They are a big club in this division but Saturday’s win has given us confidence, and I hope that we can bring that forward on Tuesday.

“I love playing under the floodlights. It just makes it that little bit more special and the atmosphere is different to a normal Saturday.

“Ewood Park is an amazing stadium to play at and I can imagine there will be a big crowd there. I am really looking forward to the game.”

Cairns saw his side keep their first clean sheet on Saturday since the 3-0 away win at Bradford City in late September, and this is something he is looking to replicate.

“We deserved that win and clean sheet,” added Cairns.

“The team defended brilliantly from the strikers all the way down to the defenders. Sometimes it is about having luck on your side, but we know as a squad that we will get better and better the more we play.

“We managed to get the three points which was the most important thing. We will be looking to do the same again on Tuesday.”

The 24-year-old believes the Cod Army can play a huge role on Tuesday night in the Lancashire Derby.

“The fans have been brilliant since I joined the club. Seeing them following us away from home gives us an extra boost, and makes us want to put on a better performance.

“I know a lot of clubs say this, but they really can be the 12th man!”

Watch Alex's full pre-Blackburn Rovers press conference now on iFollow.

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