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Connolly: It’s great to be back in a Fleetwood Town kit

20 October 2020


Connolly: It’s great to be back in a Fleetwood Town kit

20 October 2020

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Defender Callum Connolly spoke to the press after making his first start since re-joining the club against Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Connolly  - who is back in a Town shirt for a second loan spell at the club – went straight into action against Accrington in a Sky Bet League One fixture where the Cod Army suffered a 1-0 defeat with Dion Charles scoring the only goal.

Here is what Connolly had to say after the game:

On being back in a Fleetwood shirt…

“It’s great to be back, I was here last year and it’s great to be back in a Fleetwood Town kit, it was a tough one to take tonight and hopefully it’s going to be a better season than last year and hopefully we can learn our lesson tonight where we can get going on push on.

“It’s a friendly squad, there’s a lot of scousers, it’s a great team where everyone is dead down to earth. The new lads that have come in are great and you can get along with everyone, you can see it on the pitch, and hopefully, when we keep on playing and training together it will one day click, and we can be a force.”

On the performance…

“You can point the finger but it’s a team game, everyone had their chances. It’s one of those days where if you don’t put away your chances you don’t win the game, luckily, they got their goal in the last 20 minutes and it punished us.

“In the second half, Accrington got more direct they had a few chances from a direct ball with a flick on and I think that’s their strengths because they are a physical team and it worked at times, but I thought we coped with it well at times. They had a few shots on target, but it was heartbreaking in the end.”

On the side’s ambitions…

“We had a great team last season and we’ve got a better one this year; we set the standards last season and we want to go even more this season, but nights like tonight you need to be picking up all three points if we’re serious about where we want to be.

“It’s not that easy to gel straight away, you just have to keep believing and working hard and we need to work on our weaknesses where we can push on and turn our losses into wins.”

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