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Garner: We can go into Tuesday with a spring in our step now

23 April 2022

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Forward Joe Garner spoke to the press after coming off the bench late on and scoring the equaliser in Fleetwood Town’s draw against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.

It was a brilliant end to a sunny day at Highbury at the weekend as Garner came off the bench, for Dan Butterworth, and hit home a nicely worked free-kick from 18-yards to make it 1-1 at the final whistle.

Here’s what Joe had to say in his interview:

On his goal against Wimbledon…

“It’s a spur of the moment kind of thing. I don’t know what their keeper is thinking there, but it’s just one of those things. One side of the net was open and maybe he thought Dan [Andrew] was going to take it, which nine times out of ten, he would have done – I think we caught him off guard.

“It took us a long while to break them down, but we managed to do so we go into Tuesday now with a bit of confidence and, hopefully, we can get the job done. It’s always nice to score last minute, I’ll go out there on Tuesday, if selected, for however many minutes and I will give it my all. Anything I can do to help the team, I’ll be there.”

On how the game went from his eyes…

“It’s a big point for us; the lads have worked ever so hard out there today against a side that is fighting to stay up. We are going to take that into Tuesday as we have a spring in our step and hopefully, keep our League One status.

“The fans are massive for us here and hopefully they can come out on Tuesday night to cheer the lads on, and we can do a job for them. We’ve had a lot of goals come against in the latter minutes of games over the season and it’s nice for the lads in the changing room to get one in this time and come in happy.

“We’ve got a young team who are learning on the job and it’s tough to do that and they’ve worked hard and come away with a point that could be massive come the end of the season. Fair play to all the lads in there and the gaffer.”

On the rest of the season…

“We’ve got two big games left, both are going to be tough, and we know we’ve got to be up for them. The gaffer will have us in tomorrow and he will set us up to how he wants us to play in terms of what he thinks will work against each opponent.

“We’ve all been in football long enough to know that there are no easy games, they’ll come here, and they will be in for a right game – we will be ready. The lads will go out there and give it their all like they have done all season, and hopefully, it’s enough."


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