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Warrington: I am just loving every moment of it

24 December 2022

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Fleetwood Town midfielder Lewis Warrington spoke to the media ahead of Monday's Boxing Day fixture against promotion hopefuls, Sheffield Wednesday.

The 20-year-old joined Town on-loan from Premier League side Everton in the summer, and has been an ever-present fixture in Scott Brown's side this season.

The midfielder scored his first goal of the season in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup fixture against Oxford City at Highbury, and the deep-lying playmaker is hoping to push on individually, as well as a team come the second half of the season.

Here's what Lewis had to say in his pre-match interview:

On this time so far at Fleetwood Town…

“I have enjoyed every minute of it and I feel I have fitted in well to the group and the lads, and I think I am doing well and happy with how it’s going thus far.

“I have learnt a lot of new things with learning a new style of play and it’s a step up from my last loan move. It has been great for my development, but I know I have to keep working hard and carry-on making appearances for the Club.

“The gaffer [Scott Brown] wants us to play through the midfield and I feel my role is to build up that play and that’s my game. I like to get on the ball as much as I can, make passes.

“We play through me a lot and to have Josh Vela and others, it has been good to learn as we all complement each other.

“The last five, six months have gone really quick; but I am just loving every moment of it.”

On working under Scott Brown…

“He’s very similar to the gaffer at Everton [Frank Lampard] as they were two top players and when they speak to you, you listen and make notes because it’s valuable.

“I listen to what the gaffer [Scott Brown] has to say and everything he wants me to do and that also helps as he played in the same position.

“He’s always saying how I can improve on the training pitch, and I just have to take pointers and implement them on the pitch.

“To have the trust from him is massive. I just need to keep going, keep playing and be consistent week in week out.”

On the Boxing Day match against Sheffield Wednesday…

“We aren’t training on Christmas Day, but I need to keep an eye on what I eat at Christmas Dinner. I will have a little Christmas Dinner and then will make sure the buffet is spread out over the course of the night, so I just need to watch what I eat.

“We can eat a lot before games because we need to fuel up, but it’s the type of food that we need to watch but it will be nice to spend it with our families as well.

“I have a few friends who play and they’re in on Christmas Day. It’s good that the gaffer trusts us and hopefully we can repay that with a win on Boxing Day against Sheffield Wednesday.

“Everyone is buzzing for the second half of the season. We’ve been together a long time and we are confident we can beat anyone. We played well against Ipswich and grabbed a deserved point.

“Sheffield Wednesday are a very good side, but we know what to expect on Boxing Day. We’ve worked hard on the training pitch and we know we can go toe-to-toe with teams like them and hopefully we can pick up the three points.”

TICKETS FOR THE MATCH AGAINST SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY ARE NOW OFFLINE.

SUPPORTERS CAN STILL BUY ON THE DAY OF THE GAME FROM THE CLUB SHOP / TICKET OFFICE, WITH FULL DETAILS ON OPENING HOURS AVAILABLE ON THE CLUB'S WEBSITE.


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