Simon Grayson spoke to the press on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his side’s Sky Bet League One clash against local rivals Blackpool.
Grayson will be looking to build on the Cod Army’s 1-0 win over Gillingham on Tuesday night when with the only goal of the game coming from Kyle Vassell penalty. Town’s win against the Gills saw them win three consecutive games for the first time since August.
Here’s what he had to say…
On the recent performances…
“There’s a positive feel around the place and that comes with good results and performances. The players have been a joy to work with and have taken on board a lot of the things we’ve asked them to do. There’s a lot of encouraging signs. Players have got to keep working hard day in day out and doing the business in matchday situations.
“The last few games have reaffirmed to people, and myself, that the group has probably underperformed but also in my early games we weren’t getting the results that we probably deserved with the performances whereas we’re getting the results now.”
“Games are coming thick and fast. You’re out of one game then preparing for the next one. I’m really enjoying this period of time. When I’m looking back on the games, we’ve done well.
“You’ve got a duty to make sure this club finishes as high as possible in the table and approach each game in the same manner and make sure you give yourself the best possible opportunity to win football matches and that’s been part of the reason why this group has been doing well recently.”
On this weekend’s fixture…
“We want to build off the three results that we’ve had and obviously there’s extra spice to it now because both teams are in good form, both teams are in good positions in the league and both teams are probably looking just above them to see where they can finish at the end of the season.
“The most important thing on Saturday is getting those three points because if we get those three points it pushes us up closer to the teams around us and if Blackpool wins, it pushes them closer to the playoff positions.
“It’s a club that I obviously have a good affiliation with but I’m Fleetwood Town’s Head Coach now - it’s the next game and its one that we want to win.
“I’ve been involved in lots of games and you can quite easily get involved in the emotional side of it but it’s all about keeping focus and being professional and that’s all I’ll be doing at the weekend. It doesn’t matter where we’re playing at or who we’re playing against, it’s about the game that we’re involved in to get the three points.”
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