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Andrew: We didn’t get that goal at the start to silence the crowd

22 January 2022

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Defender Danny Andrew spoke to the media after Fleetwood Town’s defeat to Charlton Athletic at The Valley on Saturday afternoon.

Town started out the game as the stronger side, looking to break down Charlton’s backline, with chances coming thick and fast throughout the first half, but it was goals from Mason Burstow and Albie Morgan which settled the tie in the capital.

Here’s what Danny said in his interview after the game:

On the result…

“We came here on the back of two wins and clean sheets in a row and the lads were full of confidence, but it’s a difficult place to come. The lads can’t get too disappointed as we have another game coming up on Tuesday and it will be one where we will be looking for the three points.

“You could feel the change in the crowd when they were on top as they were almost able to suck the ball into your net, so you have to do your best to silence them and, unfortunately, we didn’t quite get that goal at the start to silence them straight away.

“When you are on top, it’s key to take your chances, and it's unfortunate that we didn’t so we’ve just got to bounce back on Tuesday now and try to get the three points. You look at the league table and realise that if we’d have won, we’d have gone one point ahead of them, but we can’t worry about that now – it’s just pure focus on Plymouth now. Rest, recover, and go again.”

On the squad…

“It was nice [to be given the captain’s armband], but we are all leaders as a collective out there. You can hear [Tom] Clarkey, me, [Alex] Cairnsy, [Callum] Campsy and others, we’ve all got something to say to help everyone else out.

“We’ve got a bit of height, Ellis up top who wins his fair share of headers and Toto [Nsiala] and Zak [Jules] coming in, both big lads who both win their headers as well which helps Tom Clarke out, who isn’t the tallest but he’s still a monster in the air. It just gives us a bit more of a threat in the air and can deal with any battles.

“You always hear people talking about them [Paddy Lane and Cian Hayes] when you get off the pitch saying that we’ve got good, tricky wingers and full credit to them because they’ve been given a chance by the gaffer and they’ve taken it.”

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