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Coutts on Town's cup win over Everton

26 November 2019

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Fleetwood Town midfielder Paul Coutts spoke to the media after scoring his first goal for the club in Town’s 4-0 win over Everton U21s.

Joey Barton's side put in a clinical performance against the Toffees, which nows sees the Cod Army enter the Third Round of the Leasing.com Trophy.

Only one goal separated the two sides at half-time, and it was a wonder strike from left-back Danny Andrew - who gave the away side the perfect start after just two minutes.

Town were much more clinical in the second-halfm with three strikes hitting the back of the net courtesy of Coutts, Paddy Madden and Wes Burns.

Here are the best parts of Paul Coutts' post match interview:

On the performance…

“I think the second-half was good. We were a little bit slow starting in the first-half, but we got a quick goal and that obviously settled us down but we soon fell into playing at their tempo. 

“The gaffer (Joey Barton) got into us at half-time, and in the second-half we were much better. I think we needed to play at our tempo rather than at theirs, and we just needed to raise it, and when we did, our quality shone through.”

On scoring his first goal for the club…

“I’m delighted! I am not delighted with the gif I have just seen, it’s one I’ve just been reminded of. I honestly didn’t think I would actually score, however it’s nice to get a goal and my first one for the club.”

On playing at Goodison Park…

“It would’ve been nicer if it was full, but it was good to play here. It’s the first time I’ve ever played at Goodison Park and it’s a great pitch, a great surface to play on.

“These games are difficult. They (Everton) are in a no-lose situation; whereas we are in a situation where you are expected to go and beat them, and they’re your typical academy side that play with freedom and no expectation on them – they just try to play good football.

“All the pressure was on us to go and beat them, and thankfully we went on to do that.”

On the FA Cup tie against Crawley…

“We just want to keep the momentum going. I think we have won four on the spin so we will look to progress, and then of course we have the derby after that Hopefully we can go into that with five wins on the bounce.”


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