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Finley: I'll take them any way they come

21 November 2020

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Midfielder Sam Finley spoke to the media after scoring his first goal for Fleetwood Town in the side’s 5-1 win over Plymouth Argyle.

Finley – who won man of the match in the convincing win – scored the opening goal of the same from the edge of the box, sparking a formidable win for the Cod Army at Highbury.

In his post-match interview, this is what Sam had to say:

On the game…

"I thought we set the tone in the first ten minutes, the intensity from all the lads was brilliant. They’ve had a long way to travel so I thought that was crucial for us to try and run all over them and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“They made a sub after eight minutes, the centre mid playing against me, which is always a good thing - it’s positive. It looks like I was doing something right and we kicked on from there. A great team performance.

“Run over all over, get in and around them, don’t give them time and space on the ball and I thought we did that, and it set the tone for the game.”

On his first goal…

“It would’ve been sweetly if it didn’t take the deflection, but I’ll take them any way they come. It’s great for me obviously, I’ve been having a bit of banter with Mangs (Andy Mangan) who have been calling me jigsaw because I fall to pieces in the box so it was nice for me to get the goal personally.

“I was going to run over and give them a little bit of stick back, but I’ll take them any way they come, and I’m made up with it.”

On the midfield depth…

“I thoroughly enjoyed it (playing alongside Jordan Rossiter this afternoon). It’s great to see him back. I wasn’t here when he was out, I played against him previously when I was at Accrington and thought he was a great player, a great ball-winning midfielder.

“You always know that if you’re in the starting eleven there’s going to be lads coming off the bench with quality, but it can only be a good thing. It’s not as if I’m thinking I don’t know whether I’m starting, it’s a squad goal.

“I think the gaffer has been brilliant with his recruitment coming in. He brought some great players in just before the end of the window. Personally, obviously, I want to play every game but if I play 20, 25 games this season and Fleetwood goes into the Championship then I’m over the moon. It’s great strength and depth. The lads who come on off the bench it’s frightening the squad we’ve got at the minute.”


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