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Garner: I said this is my penalty - I’m having it

30 July 2021

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Ged Garner spoke to the club after his second goal in as many games helped Fleetwood Town overcome Leeds United 2-1 at Highbury Stadium on Friday night.

Garner was introduced at half-time where he instantly made an impact, he dealt his hand in Morris’ leveller and he struck away his penalty with conviction in front of the home fans behind the goal to give the Cod Army the lead and to eventually ride out 2-1 winners.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the game…

“We weren’t out of the game when we conceded, but we had a few early chances that we should have taken, but at the end of the day they are still a good young side, and we are still happy that we got the win in the end.”

“When I came on, I knew I had to come on and make an impact, and luckily I have done exactly that because my two goals I have scored in two games now have been different, I wouldn’t say I’m acrobatic because I’m six foot one and I have never done gymnastics and I have to take every single chance as they come.”

On his individual form…

“Tonight, I was like this is my penalty, I’m having it, everyone stays away! I was always taking it, it’s one of them I have been saying that this season I want the penalties, so it was good to get off the mark with them because yesterday I was actually practicing them in training.

“I’m happy with the pre-season and I am happy with me scoring goals and playing up front, I know that it is only pre-season and that the league starts next week, but hopefully I can carry on my form into the season because I have scored three in five games and I’m happy with that, it’s exciting knowing the next game is a league game.”

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