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Mulgrew: It’s always nice to get a clean sheet, especially on your debut

18 October 2020

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New signing Charlie Mulgrew was delighted to make his debut for the club in the side’s league clash against Lincoln City and is hoping to build on it.

Mulgrew – who joined the Cod Army on a season-long loan deal from Blackburn Rovers on Deadline Day – came off the bench and managed to keep a clean sheet against an in-form Lincoln side at Highbury on Saturday.

Just a day after signing for the club, he replaced Sam Stubbs and played 50 minutes next to youngster Harrison Holgate in a positive defensive performance, and Mulgrew was full of praise for his new teammates after the game.

“It’s always nice to get a clean sheet as a defender, especially on your debut, and when you defend from the front you’re not going to concede; there were some superb performances in front and around me where Jason Leutwiler was also different class, he made some good saves.”

Even though the side were held to a goalless draw against The Imps, a lot of positives could be taken from the game from al who played in it.

“It’s not an easy division to play anyone in, the league’s a marathon not a sprint and me and the boys are going to do everything we can to get out, it’s going to take some big performances and some big characters to get out of it and that’s the aim.”

The 34-year-old also touched on the fact that he would love to see Highbury packed out with the Cod Army once again as he feels football is missing something without the fans.

“Football’s not the same without fans, we all know that so it would be great to get the fans back into Highbury and to get the place rocking with their support behind us it would be great.”

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