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Garner: We’ve just got to focus on ourselves on Saturday

29 April 2022

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Forward Joe Garner sat down with the media and previewed Fleetwood Town’s final game of the season which is against Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After scoring two goals in as many games after coming back from injury, Town’s number 14 has found form as the season draws to a close and will be looking to add to his tally when Town travel down the road to Greater Manchester in search of all three points.

Here’s what Joe had to say:

On the upcoming clash against Bolton...

“You’ve just got to prepare for the game as it is; it’s going to be a tough game as Bolton have been doing well. We’ll be going into the game knowing that we can score goals and hopefully, we can make it entertaining for the supporters and come away with the victory.

“It’s been a tough year, not just for me, but for quite a few of the lads to be fair. It’s all in our hands at the weekend and we will do everything we can to stay in the league. It’s always nice scoring goals and hopefully, that goal against Wimbledon ends up being a crucial one at the end of the season."

On Crainey and his influence on the younger players…

“The gaffer has been brilliant with the boys – they love playing for him. In terms of the training sessions and the way he goes through the team, we’ve got a lot of young players who are learning on the job, and we can all say they have done well.

“You look at Paddy [Lane] who has won Young Player of the Season, [Cian] Hayes has everyone watching him, and others like young Harvey [Macadam] – the future is bright for the club. If we can stay in the league, those players can certainly push on. They came into the dressing room as kids and you look at them now, they are growing into mean which is good to see.”

On the final game of the season…

“It’s in our hands and Gillingham have got Rotherham [United] on the final day, but we’ve got to focus on ourselves. We’ve got to go into the game knowing that we can get a result and that’s what we’ll do. Both our game and Gillingham’s will be big games, the fans will know the scores, but we’ve just got to focus on us. We will be going there looking for a win.

“Staying in this division is massive for the club. It’s big for the town and the supporters and we will go out there on Saturday and give all we can to stay in it. It’s all about the team at the weekend, we’ve spoken this morning about certain things, and I feel that we played well at times the other night and hopefully, we can take those positives into the weekend.!


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