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Captain Coutts on win at Shrewsbury

29 September 2019

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Fleetwood Town skipper Paul Coutts spoke to the media following The Cod Army’s 3-0 win on the road at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Coutts – who got the assist for Town’s first goal at the Montgomery Waters Meadow – helped guide the men in red to victory, in a game where the more clinical side in front of goal went away with all three points.

Below are the key quotes from Coutts’ post-match interview.

On the performance…

“It’s always nice to go on the road and get three points, score three goals and the most pleasing thing is the clean sheet.

“That has been missing in our performances recently, but on the other side we could have scored more goals. It could have been more comfortable but it was a great day out.

“We started off slow in the first half, with Shrewsbury pressuring us early on and stopping us playing our game but as a team we had to ride it out, and we did that.

“The first goal came from a set-piece and it’s nice for that to come off as we put a lot of work into them and we got our rewards.

“I thought after that and into the second half, we were quite comfortable to be honest.”

On the assist and the goals…

“Has his [Jimmy Dunne] goal gone down as an own goal? Well he just needs to finish them next time doesn’t he!

“As I said, we work hard with Steve Eyre on set-pieces on the training pitch and nice to see that hard work paying off.

“I had a chance to score myself today, I remember Wes [Burns] had a great chance too so it could have been more than just three today. When you have the likes of Paddy [Madden] – who is probably unfortunate not to start, that is the reaction you want to see and that will only drive the rest of the lads on.”

On the travelling Cod Army…

“They were superb! Right from the get go they were behind us and in that 15-20 minute period where we were under pressure, they drove us on and defending with them behind always helps.

“Today they got to see us score two goals in the second half, so overall it was a brilliant day out for the fans.”

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