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Coyle ready for tough test against Addicks

29 September 2017

Fleetwood Town defender Lewie Coyle believes Saturday’s opponents Charlton Athletic will be pose another tough test at Highbury.

Town come into the match after an impressive 3-0 away victory at Bradford City on Tuesday night against Stuart McCall’s men, but all focus now is on Karl Robinson’s side.

The Addicks drew 2-2 away at Walsall during the week, and currently sit 7th in the league table – two places above Fleetwood – with Coyle knowing what sort of match to expect.  

“It will be another tough test on Saturday,” said Coyle.

“I think every game we play this season is going to be tough. There are no easy games in this league. We are fully focused and we have prepared in the right way, especially after the game on Tuesday.

“We know within the squad what we are capable of so there was never a worry, never a panic. I think there was more of an emphasis that we needed to get back to basics and get back to winning ways, which we did.

“We are looking forward to putting on another good performance. A win always helps and I think after that win, in the way in which we won, it gives us that lift we needed, and hopefully that can be the start of a run we can put together.”

The 21-year-old has been ever present this season for Uwe Rosler’s side and he knows there is much more to come from his own performances, especially with only nine league games played this season.

My aim was always to come to a club and play games,” added Coyle.

“Most of all I want to enjoy my football which I have done so far. I have been more than pleased with the start of the season, in terms of personally and as a team.

“However, there is a lot more to come from me and that will come with the more games that I play. I am very happy overall with my performances so far but I am a grounded person, so I like to think that there is more to come which will help with my game.

“I knew the manager would be keen to play with wing backs. I feel I have adapted well, I feel I am still learning the role and still try to become better as a player in that specific position, it’s great for me to play this role as well as full-back.

“I think we have got off to a good start, obviously had a rough patch with the two defeats, but we are back on track with the win at Bradford and we will take that forward to the Charlton game on Saturday.”


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