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Eyre looks ahead to Burton challenge

First team coach previews trip to Pirelli Stadium

20 February 2019

Interviews

Eyre looks ahead to Burton challenge

First team coach previews trip to Pirelli Stadium

20 February 2019

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Fleetwood Town first team coach Steve Eyre sat down with the media on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming Sky Bet League One fixture against Burton Albion.

Eyre touched upon the team’s recent form, a new contract for promising talent Nathan Sheron, as well as facing Nigel Clough’s side at the weekend.

See below the key points from the press conference held at Poolfoot Farm…

On rewarding Nathan Sheron with a new contract this week…

“We like young players around us, with the energy they bring. The fact that he came through our academy system and grown so much under the manager is testament to him.

“He can play four or five positions for us, and in the future we’d like him to settle down on a position but he’s doing really well.

“He’s grown with the experience that he’s gained this year and as staff we’re really pleased with his progress.”

On the potential of Wes Burns featuring at right-back this weekend…

“He’s acquitted himself really well at right-back after barely any training or coaching in that position. He’s a quick learner and with almost any task we’ve asked him to do this year, he’s really jumped in with both feet and helped the team.”

On the culture building at the football club…

“The manager is always pushing our emerging culture each day and we’re seeing the benefits of that. We’re pushing a short-term, medium-term and long-term plans and all are equally important to us, with our immediate focus on Saturday’s game at Burton.

“I think Burton have a similar model to ourselves, and they’ve had a similar journey to ourselves. Hopefully we’ll see a better game in terms of the weather, and I’m sure the players who played in the last game would agree that they haven’t played in worse conditions!

“Thankfully we came away with three points and now we have a chance to beat another football club twice, something we’re keen to do.”

On Alex Cairns’ confidence after last weekend’s game with Luton…

“He’s a fantastic professional. He came into the dressing room after the game and apologised to the team – which he didn’t need to do – the manager squashed that quickly by reminding everyone about how many points he’s won us this season.

“His training is first class, he’s a fine young man and a great professional. He’s put in a catalogue of match-winning performances this season, and we’ve all moved on from Saturday. In my opinion he’s the best goalkeeper in the league.”


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