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Cairns: Let's build on our unbeaten run

17 September 2018

Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Alex Cairns has called on his side to keep up the unbeaten run, following Saturday’s draw against Accrington Stanley.

Town shared the points against their Lancashire rivals at Highbury Stadium, with the Cod Army stopper picking up the man of the match award. 

Cairns – who was given the number one shirt in the summer from head coach Joey Barton – was on form again between the sticks, and knows that there are plenty of positives to take into the next game away at Southend.

“We are still unbeaten in our last seven league games,” said Cairns.

“I know it’s important that we go to Southend next week and look to take all three points.

“We would have liked to have made it back to back home wins in the league but it wasn’t to be against Accrington. As a team we had some great chances, and we now take the point and move on.

“We need to start keeping more clean sheets as a team, and with those clean sheets, it will help us win games going forward.”

The 25-year-old couldn’t help but give a shout out to the Fleetwood Town fans inside Highbury, who made great noise in the stands throughout the ninety minutes. Cairns knows it’s a football cliché, but says they will always be the club’s 12th man.

He added: “I honestly don’t think they realise how much of an importance they have on us as a team.

“When we have the ball and in possession, our fans are making the noise and it spurs us on to go and drive at people.

“It also helps us when we are on the attack and looking to have shots at goal, and I know it is a cliché, but the fans are really the 12th man for us.”


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