Fleetwood Town striker Ched Evans spoke to the media following his sides 1-1 draw with promotion hopefuls Sunderland on New Years Day.
Evans opened the scoring at Highbury early in the first half with his eighth goal of the season. After Josh Morris was fouled inside the Black Cats’ penalty area, the Welshman stepped up to give his side the lead.
With both teams having their chances in the second half, it was another penalty, this time for the away side. Chris Maguire scored his second is as many days to salvage a point for Phil Parkinson’s men,
Here is what Evans had to say following the match:
On the game and his penalty…
“It was difficult. I think their formation was difficult to play against, especially after we’ve played four games in the last eight days.
“We led for most of the game and it was just unfortunate that we conceded late on in the match. We have taken a point away from the game and we go onto the next one.
“I have been taking penalties for quite a while, and for me it was nice to get onto the score sheet today.
“All credit to Josh [Morris] for sticking his head in where it hurts. As I said earlier, it was unfortunate to not get the three points today because I felt like we deserved more. When you look at the last few games, we’ve deserved more than the six points that we have come away with.
“Both teams had chances today, and they will be disappointed that they didn’t win, but for us it is a point on the board, and we will take that all day.”
On the year ahead…
“The main goal for us is to get promoted. On a personal level I would like to score more goals.
We want to be in or around the play-offs at the end of the season, and it is my goal to make sure that the team is there in May.”
On the game against Portsmouth…
“Portsmouth are in our league, and we all know it is going to be a very physical test. It will be a good game against a side in our division, but with a cup tie feel to it.
“For us now, it is about recovering and recuperating and then going again at the weekend.”