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Souttar enjoying his loan spell at Fleetwood

25 February 2019

Club News

Souttar enjoying his loan spell at Fleetwood

25 February 2019

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Fleetwood Town defender Harry Souttar says he is enjoying his football at the Cod Army after three clean sheet in four matches.

Souttar has started the last four games for Joey Barton’s side, which has seen the young centre half keep three clean sheets in four games, with the most recent being in Town’s 1-0 win away at Burton Albion.

The 20-year-old spoke after the game at the weekend about how playing week in, week out has benefited him a lot during his loan spell at the Cod Army.

“I am absolutely loving playing week in week out, there’s nothing better,” said Souttar.

“In training during the week, we all work our socks off, but then for us to them be involved at the weekend, for me there really isn’t a better feeling.

“At Stoke I was training hard each week but wasn’t really involved on a Saturday, but now to be playing and getting the three points on the board, it’s just great!”

The on-loan Stoke City centre half has built up a solid partnership with the club’s Vice Captain, Ash Eastham, and the youngster was quick to praise the work his right hand man does on and off the field of play.

He added: “Our partnership is really good and that is shown with three clean sheets in four games.

“Ash [Eastham] is a great player and I have already said he is a leader on and off the pitch and if I can go away and learn from him every day, it will benefit me in the long run.

“Ash and Craig Morgan are great professionals and as a young lad coming up, it’s important to learn from them and the two have been so supportive with me since I arrived, so long may it continue.”

With the team picking up all three points at the weekend against Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion, Town now sit 8th in Sky Bet League One, only six points off the play-off places.

“Anything can happen between now and the end of the season, and if we can go on a run now, who knows what will happen?

“What we are doing at the moment is working and we know we can play better, but we are getting results and if you want to get promoted, that is what you need to do.

“Saturday was a well-earned win, and it probably wasn’t one for the neutrals especially in the first half, where I thought it was scrappy with both teams lacking the cutting edge in the final third, but at half time, we thought one goal would win it.

“It was a great break-away goal with Wes, and then Paddy with the great pass to Nadesan. We are pleased with the result and delighted for him [Nadesan] because he works hard in training, and also grafts for the team when he is on the pitch.”

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