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Barton: We just need the results to back our performances up

3 October 2018

Fleetwood Town Head Coach Joey Barton spoke after Town’s 1-1 home draw to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Barton’s side picked themselves up from Saturday’s defeat and came out fighting, and got themselves an early goal thanks to Paddy Madden – who returned to the side after missing Saturday’s game.

The Cod Army came out in the second half looking to get the second, but it was Adebayo Akinfenwa’s strike that bought the teams level with twenty minutes to go. Madden went very close late on in the game, but couldn’t direct his header on target.

Another point, and the side now look forward to Saturday's match away at Doncaster.

Here are the key quotes from Joey Barton’s post-match interview…

Barton’s thoughts on the game…

“I thought again we were good in periods of the game, and once again we took the lead in the match and that is always pleasing, but we need to stay on the front foot.

“On the whole we coped with their physicality, and Nathan Sheron did well against Akinfenwa, and tonight I thought he was excellent and I am very pleased with his performance.

“We just need the results to back our performances up, and on Saturday I thought we were good. In games, we need to show and get back to being ruthless in front of goal and Paddy went close with a few chances in the game, one just went wide, and the other was well saved by the goalkeeper.

“It is another point for us, and we keep moving forward and turning our leads into points.”

Barton on going for that second goal…

“No game is ever safe and goals change games and we went down one end with Lewie Coyle and nearly scores from Wes Burns’ cross and moments later they come down the other end and get the goal.

“We knew what their game plan would be and we worked on that on Monday and followed that up for most of the game, apart from four or five minutes. I thought we were in control and command of the match and in a way, it is disappointing we haven’t got the win.

“The team is young and we are always progressing!”

Barton on this weekend’s game against Doncaster…

“The aim thing for us is that we are trying to win every game whether it is at home or away, and we are always prepared to win a game of football. The same will for Doncaster and on Tuesday they had a poor result against Accrington.

“They will come out of the traps on Saturday, but we have to go there and give a good account of ourselves.”


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