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Biggins on the Fylde win, his development & competition for places

14 March 2018

Midfielder Harrison Biggins has given his thoughts after Town's Lancashire Senior FA Cup semi-final win over AFC Fylde at Poolfoot Farm on Tuesday.

Biggins played in Town's comfortable 2-0 win over neighbours AFC Fylde, meaning the side will progress to the cup final thanks to second-half goals from Michael Donohue and Joao Morelli respectively.

Here's what the midfielder had to say after the full-time whistle...

ON RESULT…

“Overall, very comfortable. It was always going to be difficult coming up against a non-league side, as they have a slightly different way of playing.

“They like to get stuck in, but I think we rode it well and got a good result.

“We were told before that there was an extra bit of spice to it, but that all goes out the window when you are playing as you are on there to get a result.”

SECOND HALF CONTROL…

“In the first half, I think we had a lot of possession but we didn’t really get many shots off.

“With the ones that we did have, we didn’t really test them, and I think in the second half we put a lot more pressure on them and obviously got our rewards.

“Everything was a little bit slow, so we picked up the tempo and once we got two goals in front, we saw the game out well.

“There’s been previously games where we would have got into those situations and maybe have crumbled a little bit, and possibly conceded.

"However today we just did what we needed to do and saw the game out.”

TRANSITION FROM FIRST-TEAM…

“They are all just as important, they are just games under my belt.

“It helps an awful lot for us guys who haven’t really played an awful lot, and obviously towards the end of games, you tire a little bit but it all helps if you are called upon in the league.

“You see the names that were in the team today, playing with them will help you along, and possibly we can help them as well in a way. We pulled through it well together.”

YOUNG PLAYER IN A RELEGATION BATTLE…

“It’s difficult because I have started in front of players who know what the score is of being in a relegation battle.

“The the gaffers, Barry and Paul have put their faith into me to go and do it, so I just have to continue what I am doing.

“I do have plenty of confidence when I play so maybe that does help. Like I have said, we have to go to Charlton and get three points.

“You see the last two games that we have played, and we have had plenty of shot on-target, great work rate and plenty of chances to go and get three points in both games.

“We’ve definitely got the quality in the squad to stay in this league.

“Everyone has competition in this team and for me personally, I have been fighting for my place since November/December so now that it’s happening.

PRAISE FOR BARRY NICHOLSON AND REPAYING THE FAITH…

“I can’t thank Barry [Nicholson] enough.

“Ever since I’ve been here, he has helped me out and with him playing in a similar position to me.

“He gave me my chance against Portsmouth and I’ll thank him for that.

“Hopefully I can get more chances but that’s for them to decide as I have said.

“I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing and hopefully I can replay the faith.”


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