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Clint Hill looks ahead to Plymouth Argyle clash

15 March 2019

Fleetwood Town's first team coach Clint Hill spoke to the media on Friday morning ahead of his sides Sky Bet League One clash with Plymouth Argyle.

With the two previous matches not going the way the staff and the players would have wanted, there was a lot of positives to take out from the 90 minutes played at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday when the Cod Army took on Coventry City.

Hill and his men are back at Highbury this Saturday afternoon, and with Plymouth the next opponents, the coach believes there's no time like the present to start picking up results to help Town force a play-off push with just nine matches left.

Here is what Clint Hill had to say in his pre-Plymouth press conference:

On Plymouth Argyle's team and the threats they pose...

“They are a different team from the beginning of the season, and we know they are good going forward. They have got a good striker upfront that is a handful, which we found to our cost down there, and they have also some really good players behind him that like to link up.

“I think they play a good style of football so it will be a difficult game, but we are at home and we know if we play to our potential we will give anyone a good game in this division. You have got to win the battles and territory first and then hopefully our quality will come through. We have to execute our plan on Saturday and try and get all three points.”

On players coming back from injury and the young players…

“We have had a shortened squad through January as you know. James Wallace isn’t far away from returning as he was out on the grass training last week, but it’s all about the timing now of when to bring him back. He is on the right track and I don’t think he’s miles away. Ryan Taylor is just coming back and Craig Morgan isn’t too far away either so it’s looking promising.

“The young lads have come in and responded really well in training. They have caught the gaffer’s eye and rightly so have been included in the first team. We want to promote from within and now it is up to the young lads to take their chance.”

On the form of Fleetwood Town this season…

“If you win two or three games you can never know what happens. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to do that enough this season and while the points are still there you have to aim for them.

“I think when you look over the season you always think you could have plenty more points than you actually have but I think that is every team in the division. Generally where you finish in the season is where you deserve to be.”

 


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