Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0 in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.
The Cod Army opened the scoring just before the break courtesy of a long-range strike from winger Wes Burns. Kyle Vassell doubled the lead with twenty minutes to go to secure Town’s second away victory of the week.
Here’s what he had to say…
On the game…
“I was disappointed with how we played in the first half. I thought we were a bit leggy, a bit lethargic and we didn’t play as well as we could do with possession of the ball, but we got a great goal just before halftime and it gave us a lift. We did what we needed to do.
“We had to make sure we started the second half brightly and we did that and obviously to get the second goal is a nice comfort to have. It was a great reverse pass from Garner into Vassell and obviously, that gives us an opportunity to sit in and defend and potentially hit Shrewsbury on the break a little bit.
“It’s a great result, two goals and a clean sheet, you can’t ask for two better results away from home with good performances. “
On the strength of the squad…
“There’s no headache from my position whatsoever. If you’re playing well, you stay in the team, no matter who’s waiting on the bench.
[Sam] Finley, [Harvey] Saunders, and [Paddy] Madden came off the bench as well as [Janoi] Donacien and [Harrison] Holgate. That’s five players that can affect the starting eleven and the players in the team are certainly aware that they have to keep the shirt. The pressure is always on players to do that.
“Ged [Garner] has been very good. He gives us a different side to our game and gets hold of the ball. He was like a few players in the first half that were a little bit of the pace but ultimately, he upped it in the second half and contributed again which is great.”