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Nsiala: We've got to keep going and keep digging

1 October 2022


Nsiala: We've got to keep going and keep digging

1 October 2022

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Defender Toto Nsiala spoke to the club after Fleetwood Town's narrow home loss to Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

Nsiala, who was named man of the match after his stellar performance at the back, was partnered for the first time with Mikey Devlin as they almost held out in what was a tough clash against a side that came down from the Championship last season. 

Here's what Toto had to say in his interview:

On digging deep and working for points…

“It really hurts when you concede in the last five minutes of any game; I thought we did extremely well throughout against a team that are favourites to get promoted, and they celebrated the result at the end like it meant a lot more than three points – which says a lot about our team this season.

“The lads really dug deep and showed good positive play during the game. We said to each other in the changing room, we’ve got to keep clean sheets and stay solid, and I think we’ve done that well for most of the season so far when we’ve dug deep and earned a draw or all three points.

“Everyone in there [the changing room] is just saying that they need to get their heads up now and go again. We’ve got a game on Tuesday against Burton so we’ve got to move on, it’s a long season so you’ve got to make sure you keep earning points as you don’t know where they may lead you."

On the squad and Devlin’s league debut at Highbury…

“We just need to keep going, we have a young group of lads, with a young manager as well, but I know for a fact that everyone has come together and is working hard for each other. We just need to make sure that we keep going and keep digging in for the rest of the season now.”

“Mikey [Devlin] brings bags of experience and quality to the team, but I feel that comes from most of the team really. Anyone could go out and someone would be able to step in with no issues. You’ve already seen it when young Drew [Baker] came in when I wasn’t playing, and he did well – anyone can replace anyone here and do well, so we’ve got a good balance.

“The feeling in the squad is completely different to what I came into last season, the lads are happier – not that they weren’t last season – but it’s just a different feeling around the place as we all have a good understanding of where we need to be and what we want to do, which hopefully, will help us pick up points in the next few games.”

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