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Souttar on the draw against Gillingham

14 December 2019

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Fleetwood Town defender Harry Souttar spoke to the media following his sides 1-1 draw against Gillingham on Saturday afternoon.

With the conditions proving difficult for both sides on the Fylde Coast, it was always going to be a close one to call.

Paddy Madden fired the Cod Army into the lead on the hour mark with a tap in, before Alex Jakubiak came off the Gillingham bench to net the equaliser.

Below are the key points from Souttar’s post-match interview…

On the game...

“It was a tough first half, especially in the conditions we had as they played a big part.

“We were against the wind in the first half, but we defended really well and kept them at bay for majority of the match,

“They came down the left hand side a lot, and with Clarkey [Peter Clarke] at the back, we had experience in the back line and we managed to get through the first 45 minutes.

"In the second half, I thought that we got hold of the game. We went one up, and I was thinking, can we get another and shut up shop?

“We had chances before they scored, but we have to learn that we cannot let guys with that quality take a shot from 18-yards out.

“We will learn from that, we will pick ourselves up and we will go again on Saturday.”

On his chance in the second half…

“It was a difficult chance for me to put away! The ball had just stepped up at the last minute as I have ducked down to head it, and their guy came in and blocked it.

“I thought the wind played a massive part today, but we are probably more used to it than they are playing here at Highbury every second week. It is something we have just got to get on with.”

On the team shape heading into the busy period…

“We had to pick ourselves up after the disappointment last week. The training is of a very high standard every day, and there is plenty of competition for places in this team. 

“Everyone is fighting for a jersey so we are in a good place. We are quite disappointed today, but with games coming thick and fast, we have a chance to put it right at Rotherham next Saturday."


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