Fleetwood Town forward Ched Evans spoke to the media on Thursday morning ahead of his sides Sky Bet League One match against Southend United.
The Welshman has guided Fleetwood Town on the pitch for the last four matches – starting off in the away fixture at Coventry City and with back to back victories over Plymouth and Accrington, it’s not a bad start with the captain’s armband.
Evans is currently on 14 goals for the season, and with his strike partner Paddy Madden only a few ahead, it’s a partnership that is going from strength to strength, in what looks like an exciting end to the 2018/19 campaign.
Here are the best quotes from Evans…
On Southend United…
“We have to go into his game prepared, just like we are with every team in this division and we know they beat us down at their place earlier in the season so we have to respect them.
“Highbury is a difficult place to come for any team and I know the lads are really looking forward to the game. We know we can go and get a result, it’s about is going out there and putting on a performance.
“If we can play like we have done recent and keep the ball out of the back of our net, we will go on and do well. Southend are under a new manager, and that could have a positive or negative affect on the group.”
On the teams season so far and his own…
“I feel this season we could be in a much stronger position than where we are now if you look at back at some of the points that we have dropped. I think in the last seven games, there’s always that one team that comes from nowhere and for us, we are not too far away from that.
“If we can get a few more wins under our belt, it could be an interesting end to the season. I don’t think we can afford to slip up because it is so tight at the top. We go into games to win and we won’t get carried away with thinking about the play-offs.
“On a personal note, it has felt good to get twenty odd games under my belt and that’s the most I have played for a while which is pleasing.”
On his partnership with Paddy Madden…
“Paddy and I work well together and I think we compliment each other. Paddy is a hard worker and with that he will always score goals.
“We work well and through that comes plenty of chances for the pair of us. Against Accrington Stanley we could have been more clinical in the final third with our chances, but as a team we are making those chances and that’s a positive.
“We thrive as on those and if they keep coming, we will get the goals.”