Fleetwood Town Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the local press ahead of his side’s Sky Bet League One clash against Swindon Town at Highbury Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Currently in a good run of form with four clean sheets in a row now and unbeaten in six, with their recent coming in a comfortable 2-0 win at home against Ipswich last time out, Grayson is hopeful the Cod Army can keep this run-up.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the weekend’s opponents…
“When you’re winning games team selection makes it a bit easier, but since Tuesday we have picked up a few knocks, but we have patched a few of them up as well. All we know is we’re going to put as strong a team out as possible and we can recharge our batteries.
“I’ve known John Sheridan since I was an apprentice at Leeds going back to 1986 so we have a long friendship and knowledge of each other where at Swindon he has a team that can get some good results with some good players, but we have to concentrate on what we’re doing whilst not underestimating our opponents.
“We have a real good starting point to be a successful team, but we have to keep our standards as well as keeping improving week in week out, it’s my job as a manager to make players better day in day out as well as maintaining high standards, all we do is approaching every game as it comes.”
On Ged Garner’s new deal and the youth stepping up…
“I think he’s earned the right to a new deal, when I came to the football club, I think he has been around it for a while, but it’s clear to see his technical ability, but in the first place you have to get your head down and work hard and grasp another opportunity and he has certainly done that.
“He’s got a really good attitude and his finishing is clinical, him and Kyle Vassell have formed a really good partnership where Ged [Garner] has taken his opportunity, but also in the long term, we’re delighted to have him.
“When players like Ged [Garner] have had opportunities with other players out due to Covid and things like that they have to grasp their opportunities and especially with him doing well in his position when players are available, he’s seen an opening and he’s earned the right to be there.
“With them, all the hard work starts now, you have to step it up a level and you have to keep doing what you’re doing.”
Watch Simon’s interview on our iFollow HERE.