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Dempsey priviledged to represent Cod Army

Midfielder set for landmark game on Saturday

16 August 2018

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Kyle Dempsey is all set to make his 100th appearance for Fleetwood Town on Saturday against Rochdale, with the midfielder labelling his time at the club so far as a ‘privilege’.

The 22-year-old sat down with the local media at Poolfoot Farm ahead of what could be a very momentous day for the young Cumbrian.

Check out the key quotes from Kyle’s press conference below…

On the season so far..

“I think we got off to a slow start at home, and the fans were probably concerned after the game about how we played, but we know that was miles off our best performance. If you look at the way we played at Oxford on Saturday, I think they only really had one chance from our mistake, and I feel like we controlled the game with ease. I feel like we needed that win on Saturday, and we can now kick on from there.

On the possibility of reaching 100 appearances for the club this weekend…

“I said it from the start when I came here that I wanted to getting back to playing regular football. I had that in my breakthrough career at Carlisle, before jumping up two divisions with Huddersfield – where in my second season I didn’t make the squad and I thought it was my time to play regular first team football. Fleetwood welcomed me here, and other than my knee injury, I haven’t missed a game when I’ve been fit. It’s been a real privilege to play for this club, and I feel like if I stay fit I can play a lot this year too.

On the highs and lows of playing for Fleetwood…

“As a young player in my first season, we reached the play-offs and for me that was a great experience as a young professional. We played in big games, went unbeaten in 22 games, playing on Sky Sports and in front of all our fans was amazing. It didn’t end how we wanted, but I feel like if we get in that situation again, I know what’s to come and deliver under that pressure.

On facing Rochdale this weekend…

“There was signs for me against Oxford that I’m getting closer to becoming the midfield player that I know I can be – scoring goals and making assists. I feel like that calmness around the box will come for me, and I will add more of them to my game. The signs are promising and I hope to take that into the weekend’s game with Rochdale.”

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