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Garner: I thought we got the least we deserved

27 August 2022

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Fleetwood Town forward Ged Garner spoke to the media following the 2-2 draw away at Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One.

Garner - who came on as a second half substitute, bagged the all important goal at the LNER Stadium by getting his head on Danny Andrew's cross to make sure the Cod Army went back with atleast a point after going down two down early in the first half.

Here’s what Ged had to say after scoring a late equaliser:

On his goal and his view on the game…

“I was just happy to come off the bench and make an impact when I did come on. The gaffer said for me to go and grab us a goal and even a winner as I thought what we got the least we deserved to be honest.

“As soon as you see Danny Andrew on a free-kick, or in space, you’ve just got to gamble and nine out of 10 times, he puts it in the right area – I’m just happy I got on the end of it. Coming on at 2-1, and us taking it to 2-2 with all the chances we did have in the second half, I thought that we should have gone and won the game.

“Personally, I’m a bit disappointed we didn't come away with a win, but some of the lads who were on in the first 15 minutes, when we were two goals down, might say that it’s a good point."

On the squad’s character and the difference from last season…

“It all comes down to the character of the team [regarding the comeback]. We’ve not let the crowd get on our backs and carried on playing the way we were playing, by creating chances, and managed to get the goals we needed.

“We can’t really put a finger on what went wrong in the first 15 minutes; we’ve played a lot of games recently so it may be down to that, but we just have to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

“Last year came down to a bit of inexperience, but even the lads who were in the team then have those valuable experiences from last season and we’ve added a few older faces who can settle the younger lads down whilst playing so I think we’ve got a good mix.”

On how to build on the recent draws…

“We just have to keep clean sheets, as we have done in the early part of the season. We haven’t been scoring enough goals recently, I know we came here today and got two, but we need to get a mix of the two by getting the goals we did here and the cleans sheets we’ve kept previously.

“We got into the positions to score goals today, but it was just about finishing them off. In the last few games, we have come up against a few really good teams where we’ve not managed to create as much but, they have been competitive games.

“We’ve got to keep our intensity up in the next couple of games in order to win those matches. We are looking at Barrow on Tuesday in the cup as another competitive game that we need to go and win and impress the manager at the same time.”

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