Forward Ged Garner spoke to the press on Friday afternoon ahead of Fleetwood’s clash with Swindon Town in Sky Bet League One.
Garner scored in the Cod Army’s 2-0 win over Ipswich on Tuesday, doubling Fleetwood’s advantage which meant the youngster has two goals since he has come into the side, also being rewarded with a new contract ahead of the weekend’s home clash with Swindon.
Here’s what he had to say:
On signing a new deal…
“I’m made up to be signing a new deal, I’ve been here for five years now already so I’m happy to be able to commit and to be able to stay at the club; I’ve been here since I was a first-year scholar and breaking through is a big achievement for me and my family.
“In your mind sometimes, you can have doubts whether it will happen or not but in the end you have to stay concentrated on it and to not get too down when you’re not playing and to keep working hard in training, I knew eventually with the coaches around me I would get a chance in the end.
“Me, James Hill, and Harrison Holgate have all said to each other we will all play together for Fleetwood, we had a really good side in the youth and to be able to take that into the first team it shows we were right in the past to say we had a good group.
“In the club, we have really good coaches to help us and to be able to have that with how we all know each other's strengths and weaknesses already when we step out onto the pitch, we know what we all want.”
On his first-team opportunities…
“It was a shock at first because I hadn’t played for a while so when I did get the opportunity it was just about taking the opportunity, but it’s important to not get too high when you’re not doing well because you just have to focus on the next game.
“You’re in the position you’re in because if you’ve worked hard, you deserve it. I’ve had to stick to my principles I’ve had previously and to keep working hard because as soon as a manager shows trust in you as a player it gives you such confidence and freedom to express yourself on the pitch.”
“Going from Under 23s football to first-team football it’s very different, it’s a lot more physical so I have to keep improving on my physicality, but I feel there is a lot more to come whereas a player you can’t come in and expect to be on top form, but game after game I’m getting fitter, sharper and I feel more relaxed as well with the players around me.”
Watch Ged’s interview on iFollow HERE.