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Grant raring to go after international break

8 September 2017

Fleetwood Town midfielder Bobby Grant is relishing Saturday’s visit of Oldham Athletic after ten days without a game due to the international break.

Grant – who spoke to the press on Friday afternoon at Poolfoot Farm – is wary of the threat of The Latics despite the visitors failing to win in either of their five games of the new season.

John Sheridan’s side lost a close encounter at home to Charlton Athletic last Saturday and Grant doesn’t want the Cod Army to slip-up at Highbury this weekend.

“We don’t want them coming to our home ground and taking any points,” said Grant.

“They’re going to be tough, it’s going to be physical. They are a very direct team, they’ve got some very good players and players with experience who have been around the block. It won’t be easy and we will all have to be on our game.

“We’ll do our best, like we always do and hopefully if we play the way the manager wants us too, we will get a positive result.”

Town come into this match having not played since the 3-0 home win against Leicester City U21s in the Checktrade Trophy, but the 27-year-old is raring to go this Saturday.

“We had a couple of days off to recharge our batteries,” added Grant.

“We’ve had a good weeks training and we are fully prepared for the game against Oldham Athletic.

“It is a busy period and a lot of the lads went home [during the international break]. We just enjoy our time away. We refresh our heads and our legs and we come back in the right frame of mind ready to go.

“The gaffer [Uwe Rosler] is massive on it as long as we work the way he wants us to when we are in the building.”

“He gives us the time to prepare ourselves properly away from the stresses of training every day. We don’t get many opportunities to have a couple of days off so we have to take them when they come.”

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