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Sheridan delighted with Rochdale result

20 March 2018


Sheridan delighted with Rochdale result

20 March 2018

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Fleetwood came away 2-0 winners at Rochdale on Tuesday night, with Paddy Madden and Jordy Hiwula getting the all-important goals for the Cod Army.

This was Fleetwood's first win since their 2-1 win over Southend United in January, and what a huge result it was too.

Here is what the head coach John Sheridan had to say in his post-match press conference…

On the match… 

"I am very happy to get the three points out of the game.

"Performance wise, I didn't think we were the best in the first half and that saw me let my emotions go at half-time.

"I told the players I wanted them to push up more, but when you look at the chances they created, there weren't many and that was due to both teams nullify each other.

"When you look at the first half, I don't think we had an attempt at goal and this is where I wanted my players to raise the tempo by 10-15%.

"They responded from that and we had a chance which I told the players would come and we kept them quiet.

"I have watched them a few times and they are very good going forward, and create a lot of chances but we dug deep and looked hard to beat from 1-11.

"The players worked their socks off and they got their rewards.”

On putting the chances away in the match…

"Paddy was in the right place at the right time.

"Kyle did brilliantly to get his strike away at goal and Paddy was there to score the goal.

"It was a typical striker’s goal and he has anticipated the next move and just nodded it in.

"It was a great second goal with the pass by Bobby [Grant] and the good finish from Jordy Hiwula.

"It's probably the game where we have created the least chances but we have won.

"It sounds daft but I am just very pleased with the win and when you have the players who can create chances and score goals.

On being solid without the ball…

"I matched them up today and changed our formation.

"In this I tried one or two different players in the team and they worked hard and kept their shape.

"It's not just about the starting eleven, it's also about the whole team and the players who came off the bench.

"We looked solid and Ash Hunter played left back tonight and I know he would be a great going forward, but he did his defensive duties and did the ugly thing.

"We kept our shape and everybody did their bit for the team. I am just chuffed to bits with the result with the position we are in.

On the three points…

"It is four games now we are unbeaten, but it's just three points.

"The performance isn't the main thing, it's getting the points on the board, and we've done that tonight against a team in and around us.

"This win is a massive plus for us going into the next match.

"Like I have sad, I am very pleased with the result."

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