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Connolly on his goal and the win over Posh

15 February 2020

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Fleetwood Town midfielder Callum Connolly spoke to the media after scoring his first goal for the club in the 2-1 victory against Peterborough United.

The 22-year-old Everton loanee put Fleetwood into the lead when his rocket of a shot went into the roof of the net, despite an early scare after Mo Eisa missed his penatly kick which Alex Cairns saved.

Peterborough levelled proceedings after half-time thanks to a curling effort from Daniel Butler, but Wes Burns showed great quality at the end to win the game for the Cod Army with a brilliant solo effort.

Here is what Connolly had to say after the match...

On his first goal for the Cod Army…

“I didn’t expect the ball from Danny [Andrew], but I just hit it and made sure that I got a good strike on it. Luckily for me it went in.

“It was great to get my first goal. It has been in the making over the last few weeks as I have had a few chances. As I said before, it is just great to get off the mark and help get the three points.”

On the game…

“It was a massive win. The conditions were not the best, and we knew before the game that it was going to be a scrap. In the first half I thought we did well to ride the storm, and put them on the backfoot. They had a lot of possession but I think that overall, we coped with it.

“The gaffer said to us at half-time that we were doing great, and throughout the game we just looked comfortable and had a good shape about is.

“Wes was on fire and is unplayable at times today with his pace and power. He stepped up at the right time and got us the three points.”

On the games coming up…

“We are going into the game full of confidence, with four wins on the spin now.

“Peterborough are one of the best teams in the league, so if we can beat them, then we can bring our confidence into the game next weekend, and the next few weeks.

“At the minute, it is just about every game. We just need to focus on the next one. We aren’t focusing on the end of the season, we are focusing on who is in front of us.”

On the support…

“The fans were massive today, and it is much appreciated. Throughout the game they were great.

“In the last twenty minutes, we needed them. They came and sung in their numbers and it was a great atmosphere inside Highbury.”


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