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Crainey: We need to stand up and be counted as a group of men

5 March 2022


Crainey: We need to stand up and be counted as a group of men

5 March 2022

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Fleetwood Town Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the press after his side fell to a 2-0 defeat against Ipswich Town at Highbury Stadium.

After a goalless first-half, Fleetwood looked the most likely to score after the break but a quickfire brace from Sam Morsy and Kayden Jackson secured all three points for the Tractor Boys on a sunny Fylde Coast afternoon.

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

On the game…

“We’re obviously disappointed to lose the game; there wasn’t much in the game in the first half, not many chances in the game and I thought as if a goal was going to come from a set play. We gave the foul away and don’t react well enough and Ipswich break away and score.

“The second goal we’re chasing the game a little bit and they break in behind us and get the second goal. From that point of view a little bit frustrating but we need to dust ourselves down and go again at Sunderland on Tuesday.

“The first 10 minutes of the second half were really encouraging. That’s what I said to them at halftime. Get we get a little bit more in their faces and credit to the lads they did that. Frustrating but the reality is we need to dust ourselves down and go again.”

On moving forward together…

“We’ve got a good squad of players at the football club. Everyone is going to be needed from now on until the end of the season so there are no excuses in terms of injuries.

“The effort and energy are always there every day. I see it every day (at training) and I see it in the game so we need to maintain those levels and eventually our luck will change. They’re a great group of lads; They come in with a smile on their faces every day and give me their all every day and that’s what we’re going to need from now until the end of the season.

“It’s going to take a group of men to stand up and be counted. We need men who want to stand up and fight and I’m sure I’ll get that because they are a good group. I’m looking forward to the final 12 games of the season and hopefully, we can get a few wins under our belt.”

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