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Grant all set for 100th league appearance for the club

26 October 2017

Bobby Grant is all set to make his 100th league appearance for Fleetwood Town against Oxford United on Saturday.

Town welcome Pep Clotet’s side to Highbury this weekend, in a game which could see Grant join an exclusive club of playing 100 games for the club.

Grant joined Fleetwood back in 2015 from Blackpool, and could join teammate Nathan Pond in being only the sixth player to reach the milestone in the Football League.

“I am really happy at Fleetwood,” said Grant.

“I wasn’t aware of this stat before today but it there has been plenty of hard work done since I joined the club. When I first came I was in and out of the team, there was a change of manager, but I have to thank the gaffer [Uwe Rosler] who has given me my chance. 

“He believed in me and here I am today; hoping to play my 100th game this weekend against Oxford.

“I must also give credit to the staff and my teammates; it’s not all about me, but to play my 100th league game for the club, will be a proud moment for myself.

“I have a great relationship with the fans, the staff and most importantly my teammates and I just hope I can continue to play and focus on my football.”

The Cod Army face an in-form Oxford United who currently sit 7th in the table after recording back to back away wins in the league, with Grant fully aware of the test in front of his side.

“It isn’t going to be an easy game,” added the 27-year-old.

“Oxford are a very good side who have some very good players, and if we aren’t up to the standard that we set and what the manager expects from us, it will be a tough afternoon. 

“If we can carry out the plan we have worked on, we should be okay. We want to get a positive result against Oxford.

“We need to get our home form back to what it was like last season. We need to make our home ground a fortress again and the quicker we can do that, the better. 

"Our away form has been good this year, so if we can get some wins under our belt at home on a consistent basis, we will be okay.”

A current roommate of Grant’s is former U’s man Conor McAleny, who continued his recovery from injury last weekend against Shrewsbury Town.

“Conor is an exceptional player and if we can get him on the pitch and scoring goals, then it will only benefit Fleetwood.

“I speak for myself and the rest of the lads, we are delighted to have him back."

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