Midfielder Dylan Boyle spoke to the press after making his full debut in Fleetwood Town’s narrow loss to Bolton Wanderers in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening.
Boyle, who has featured previously for the side from the bench, was named in the 18 for Saturday’s league clash against AFC Wimbledon but made it one step further in the side’s cup clash, making the starting XI for the first time in Fleetwood colours.
Here’s what Dylan had to say after the game:
On making his full debut for the club…
“I’ve worked really hard over the last couple of years and have made a few appearances from the bench in the EFL trophy last year, but to get on the pitch and make my first start tonight makes me really proud and, hopefully, there will be many more to come.
“The plan for all the young lads in the Under-23s group is to break into the first-team and take the shirts of the players in front of us. I was buzzing to be able to get onto the bench on Saturday and get my first start tonight. Hopefully, I’ve done myself a favour and can kick on from here.”
On fielding a youthful side…
“I thought the lads were brilliant to be honest, we were up against a very experienced Bolton side and to come here with such a young group, we did really well I thought. It was all about playing the structure we know, being brave on and off the ball. We got after them in the second half and caused them a lot of problems.
“We would have loved to come away with a place in the next round of the competition, it hasn’t worked out that way, but we’ve got a lot of positives to take from it. We’ll look back at this game moving forwards with what we could have done better, but we can all take positives from this one.”
On the pressure created late on…
“That’s down to the Fleetwood philosophy, we looked fitter, stronger, and the more likely to push on in the last 15 minutes and really looked like the side who was going to get one back, and with the way we were going, maybe something more.
“It didn’t happen, unfortunately, but that high press in the latter stages of the game caused them a lot of problems and we feel like we are unfortunate to come away with nothing from this game.”