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Wilson: All the boys are up for it - it’s a huge game

10 December 2020


Wilson: All the boys are up for it - it’s a huge game

10 December 2020

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Fleetwood Town Under 18s midfielder Harry Wilson spoke to the club ahead of Town’s FA Youth Cup third round tie against Premier League side Crystal Palace.

Wilson - who started in the 3-0 win over Walsall last month - is determined that Town can cause an upset against Premier League opposition on Friday night and believes him and his team-mates are more then up to the challenge.

Here’s what he had to say ahead of the game:

On the fixture…

“It’s a massive thing for us to play a huge team like Crystal Palace, all the boys are up for it - it’s a huge game. At this level it’s a dream to play against a premier league side, we’ve got a chance to do something massive and to create history for a team like Fleetwood.

“I’m really excited to see what we can do as a team; we’ve seen what Crystal Palace are about and we’ve done our homework on them but we’re focusing on what we can do because all of our team know what’s at stake and we want to put a stamp on the game and play the way we normally do.

“I’m confident with the defenders I’ve got behind me and we’re obviously doing something right because the teams we’ve played against haven’t created many clear-cut chances so we’re definitely doing something right in the defensive end and up the pitch the talent we have will take care of itself.”

On the Under 18s’ preparations…

“We’re all really up for it and everyone’s really concentrated on the job, you can see in training everybody is focused, everything the coaches have said is taken on board- everyone’s taking it really seriously which is good to see.

“The current times in the pandemic have been tough for everybody, it was hard to keep focus going into some sessions, it was harder to implement some guidelines towards the games, but I think everybody, including myself have kept working as hard as we can so we can keep moving forward.

“Obviously, there’s some nerves in the camp but the nerves come and go, but the main thing is we’re all quietly confident that we have enough to give them a really good game and hopefully progress to the next round.”

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