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Sheridan on his first game, MK Dons and Hunter wonder goal

24 February 2018

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Fleetwood Town’s head coach John Sheridan has given thoughts on his side’s 1-1 draw at home to MK Dons on Saturday.

Below are the key points from his post-match interview…

On the performance…

“I am very pleased with the performance I saw today.

“I thought we deserved to have won the game, but it’s obviously hard some times for the players to go out there.

“Personally I am happy with how they went about the game but it would have been nice to win the match.

“When you do go a goal down, it can go either way and our heads could have dropped, however the players responded well.

“In the second half I thought we were excellent as we tried to penetrate and create chances, but their goal keeper made some great saves.

“Today we played against a team in a similar position to ourselves and that can be difficult in itself, but character and performance why I have pleased.”

On the second half performance…

“I am happy as we came out in the second half one goal down, and I did feel we could have possibly been ahead.

“Even though I didn’t think we played great it was an even game, but after that performance in the second half, that’s what I am most pleased about.

“The response from the players was fantastic and very well deserved. We got the goal from Ash [Hunter] but I felt we had chances throughout but those didn’t go or drop our way.

“We did get a point and now let’s use that as a positive and move on.”

On the 60 seconds from Cairns’ save to Hunter’s goal…

“There chance came from nothing and unfortunately when you are at the bottom, they happen.

“Even their goal it comes from nothing and they didn’t really create many chances, but from the ones they did have, it was from us.

“Alex [Cairns] did make a big save and moments later Ash scored a great goal."

 Looking at the week ahead…

“The lads just need to keep their head down and keep working.

“Everything has happened quickly and it’s important that they get use to me in the way I want to do work and do things.

“I did change the formation today and they responded very well, but it only has been two days, and one day of training so full credit to them."

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