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Warrington: I’m being challenged to add goals and assists to my game

5 November 2022

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Midfielder Lewis Warrington scored his first goal in Fleetwood colours this afternoon as Town walked away 3-1 winners over Oxford City in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Town made it two wins from two at home as our Everton loanee opened the scoring midway through the first half. A Paddy Lane brace followed this up, making Alfie Potter’s goal for the visitors just a consolation, meaning a place in Monday’s cup draw was Fleetwood’s to take home.

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

On his first goal for the Cods…

“We’re made up that we have made it through to the next round, but not as happy with the performance. The lads get onto each other when they need to so we know the performance could have been better and the gaffer [Scott Brown] said that too – we’ve just got to build on it.

“I felt that it was going straight in; that’s what I’m trying to aim, to get more goals and assists into my game so I’m made up I could start that now really. I just need to shoot a bit more, from when it falls out to the edge of the box, I don’t really have the license to go into the box, as I’m sitting deeper.

“I am made up with that one today. I’m getting challenged by my dad and all the staff to add goals and assists so I’m buzzing with this one. Hopefully, I can carry this on in the league next Saturday.”

On his first goal for the Cods…

“It’s my FA Cup debut as well, I’ve never played FA Cup and to score on my debut in it is good because I grew up watching the competition. I’ve watched my team, Everton, go quite far in it so to get a cup goal is pretty special for me.

“We’re all looking forward to the draw on Monday and, hopefully, we can get a good team so we can go far as we can in it. It’s a cup that will help the club financially so that is what we are aiming to do.”

On making Highbury a fortress…

“We’ve had a few near misses when dominating games here at Highbury, where we’ve drawn one-all or lost by a goal – we’ve just got to put teams to bed now and make it hard to score against us and that’s what we’ve done in the last two games.

“We need to put them to bed when we go one-up as we do tend to dominate in games, but we seem to take our foot off the gas and sit back a bit. We need to carry on the momentum gained from the last two home wins, we are capable of it as we are a good side.”

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