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Batty: We’ve taken a point, but we’re disappointed not to win

5 April 2022


Batty: We’ve taken a point, but we’re disappointed not to win

5 April 2022

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Midfielder Dan Batty spoke to the media after coming back from injury and scoring in Fleetwood Town’s draw against Lincoln City.

Batty – who came off the bench in Saturday’s win against Crewe Alexandra – started his first game since coming back from injury and marked it with a brilliant goal from range as he opened the scoring 30 minutes into the game.

Here’s what Dan had to say in his post-match interview:

On the game and his goal…

“We’ve taken the point, which we are disappointed with having been ahead in the game. In the first half, we had a lot of chances, and we had the same again in the second, but it’s ended up a draw.

“The gaffer [Stephen Crainey] has said to us that he’d like us to get more shots off and get some more attempts on goal, so I thought when I got into the position, it’s on, so I had a go and it’s gone in.

“I haven’t been training that long, but I had to play tonight and got a goal for the team. We’ve ended up with a draw in which we should have taken the three points.

“If we’d have taken some more chances, we’d have done it. You always become more in control of the game if you get a second goal and, if we managed to get that, I think we’d have gone on to get more.”

On the time on the touchline and the team…

“It’s hard watching - I don’t like watching - because I want to be on the pitch helping the lads out, but seeing what we've done, having gone ahead in a few games, I feel like we should have taken more points than we have.

“It’s hard to say whether we’ve had a lack of experience as it’s hard growing up as you do work hard to be in the team at a young age, but when you must put three or four kids in at the same time, that are learning the trade, it’s quite difficult for them to understand it straight away.

“We’ve got some great young lads coming through the ranks and I think they are fighting for positions now as well. It’s putting pressure on some of the first team lads as they’ve got that bit of experience now and they will learn from that and now know how big games are and what they mean.”

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