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Finley: I’m delighted to get back in the side

13 March 2021

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Midfielder Sam Finley spoke to the press after Fleetwood Town’s goalless draw with Blackpool on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One.

Finley – who returned to the line-up today replacing the injured Callum Camps – put on an impressive display making a number of crucial challenges to keep the Seasiders at bay.

Here’s what he had to say:

On the game…

“It was a battle. There were a few bodies put on the line, a few great blocks from our defenders in the box stopping chances. I think Callum Connolly had three on the bounce in the first half. It was a battle and one I thought we could’ve played a little bit better on the ball and nullified the battle. I thought they were the better side on the ball personally. I thought we could’ve got it down and played a little bit more football.

“We’re on a great run, we are the away side and we’re coming away to an in-form team. I know we’re in-form at the minute, but we are the away side so if you don’t pick up three points it’s always good to get the one point. With the clean sheet, we’re moving forward. The gaffer said in there we’ve got 10 points out of the last four games which are brilliant considering the form we were in before that and we’ll take that moving on to Tuesday.

“Both defences were good, as I said we could’ve been a little bit better on the ball. They doubled up on Wes Burns at times which nullifies our attack going forward, but I think if we were a little bit calmer and a little more composed on the ball we would have posed much more of a threat.”

On his return to the line-up…

“I think Campsy [Callum Camps] is struggling a little bit with an injury so I got a phone call and said be ready to start tomorrow and obviously I’ve been a little bit frustrated with the niggly injuries I’ve been picking up over the past few months and I think that was my first 90 minutes in over a month now since we played away against Wigan. I’m delighted to get back in the side, obviously, it’s unfortunate with Campsy missing out but that’s football.”

“We’re strong all over the midfield. We’ve got Jordan [Rossiter] and he’s come back great from an injury, playing in front of the back four, and has done a great job. Bats [Dan Batty] has come in and been quality, I like him quite a lot, he’s in a similar position, and then Campsy who is adding goals to the team. It’s a battle for places and once you get your shirt you’ve just got to keep it which is always healthy.”

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