Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side beat Lincoln City 2-1 at the LNER Stadium on Tuesday night.
Town opened up the scoring after a sweet volley from Ged Garner found the back of the net just before the break; Callum Camps doubled the Cod Army’s lead early on in the second half. The hosts did half the deficit through substitute Callum Morton, but Fleetwood’s defence stood stern and ensured maximum points.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the match…
“You come to Lincoln and they’re a really good team, they’re up near the top part of the division for a reason, they have some very talented footballers, but we’ve got a game plan- we were on the front foot for most of the game and our plan was executed really well.
“Before the game, we questioned the players if they could deliver a performance and execute our game plan and they certainly did that with some good individual performances because before the game we said we were performing at sixes but today we were at level seven, eight, nine out of ten.
“We stopped them from playing and we passed the ball really well, we looked a real threat, we were in control of the game until they scored, but we still showed a different side to us in the second half, we had to defend, and we showed good characteristics. Overall, it was a thoroughly deserved win for us.”
On tonight’s goal scorers…
“He’s [Ged Garner] probably one of the best strikers of the ball and he’s a good goal scorer we have at the club, it’s the second time I have given him the opportunity to start, sometimes people let that opportunity pass them by, but I thought he has really done well.
“We stuck with a system which he knew and I thought his overall game was good, he gets into little pockets, he can handle the ball really well and we saw from his strike that he has fantastic execution - I’m delighted for him.
“I’m also delighted for Callum Camps getting his goal, he has been through a drought recently, I keep saying to him to keep the confidence and to have that belief so it’s nice to see that come into play and him to get on the scoresheet.”
Watch Simon’s interview on our iFollow HERE.