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Eastham: We have two home games this week that we want to go and win

8 October 2018

Fleetwood Town vice-captain Ash Eastham has stressed the importance of keeping that winning feeling going after the club’s 4-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at the weekend.

Town have two home games within the space of five days with the first being the Checkatrade match against Rochdale on Tuesday night, and Shrewsbury visiting Highbury on Saturday afternoon.

The 27-year-old scored his first goal of the season at the Keepmoat Stadium, but knows the next match is just as important.

He said: “Tuesday is important for us. We want to keep the momentum going and keep the feel good factor in the camp. We have two home games this week that we want to go and win.

“The changing room was pleased after the game because we knew we’ve been close to a win over the last few weeks, where we’ve let leads slip.

“We like to think that when we get ahead, we have the defensive spine of the team to look after the results, but against Doncaster we were fantastic throughout. We recover now, and look to the next match.

“There’s no individuals in this team, we’re all there for each other and we’re one unit which moves forward together.”

The defender doesn’t often find himself on the score sheet and told the club he was pleased to have done that on Saturday, alongside keeping another clean sheet on the road – with the previous coming against Oxford and Scunthorpe.

He added: “It was a good day at the office. We came to a tough ground, against a team who have started really well in the league and put a statement out.

“For me it was great to score, and we have worked on different variations in training [corners], and I was left one-v-one in the six yard box, and I backed myself to get my head on it – fortunately for us it went in. I ran off with the Shearer celebration!

“All in all, it was great to get a clean sheet, and four goals makes me proud of the lads.”

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