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Crainey: The desire to get something out the game was outstanding

25 January 2022


Crainey: The desire to get something out the game was outstanding

25 January 2022

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Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the media after side’s comeback to draw 3-3 against Plymouth Argyle at Highbury on Tuesday evening.

Fleetwood showed their never say die attitude once again at Highbury in a tough game against the Pilgrims. Paddy Lane pegged the side back after conceding an early goal, and a late duo from Ellis Harrison and Anthony Pilkington ensured the points would be shared on the night in a six-goal thriller.

Here’s what Stephen had to say after the game:

On the never say die attitude…

“In the balance of play, I thought a point was the least we deserved in the game. We were excellent throughout the game and then to be standing on the touchline 3-1 down, I was thinking how has this happened?

“The last 10-15 minutes showed the desire to go and get something out the game was outstanding and that’s what the lads have been showing in every game for me so long may that continue.

“A lot of teams would have thrown the towel in at 3-1, but they all rolled their sleeves up and believed they would be able to get something out of the game and that’s what they did. If we can get a little bit of composure in the final third and start punishing teams, I think we are going to be a real force.”

On the quality in the squad…

“Paddy [Lane] coming in on his left foot caused them a problem and he gets his goal by doing that as well. He’s got real quality and hopefully after getting his goal tonight, he can go on a bit of a run and pick up some goalscoring form.

“When he plays on that side of the pitch, he’s able to come in on his stronger foot so the pitch just opens up for him. I’ve played him on the left as well and he’s a real threat wherever he is on the pitch – he’s naturally a good footballer.

“It’s not just Paddy, I think we’ve got quality throughout the team and that showed tonight. With the quality we’ve got in the group now, we are able to do a bit of rotation and it’s a nice problem to have so we can go into the Cambridge game with confidence on Saturday.”

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