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Eastham urges Town to build on Charlton victory

4 February 2019

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Fleetwood Town defender Ashley Eastham has challenged his team to build on Saturday’s impressive victory over promotion chasing Charlton Athletic.

Ched Evans’ second half strike was enough to secure all three points on an afternoon where the Cod Army controlled the match against Lee Bowyer’s side. 

With Fleetwood now on 41 points and just seven points outside the top six, Eastham is urging his side to kick on towards the right end of the League One table.

“It would be nice now to go back to back and try and win the next league game and put a run together,” stated Eastham, who captained the side in Craig Morgan’s absence.

“For us this season isn’t dead and buried, we’ve got 15 games left now to really put a push into the end of the season.

“With everyone that we’ve got putting in performances like today, there is every chance we could do something.”

Lining up alongside Eastham in central defence for his Town debut was new signing Harry Souttar, who impressed as Charlton’s threats were neutralised.

“He slotted in well. I only met him on Thursday, he trained with the lads on Friday and was straight in.

“Craig Morgan had a little issue before the game, so the big man came in and I thought he was fantastic.

“It felt like we were playing together for years today, so we are on the same wavelength and it’s refreshing to see a 20-year-old lad who’s got communication skills already, because there’s not many lads at that age who are confident enough.

“Hopefully we can build on it and we pride ourselves on the clean sheet and it was a good one today.”

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