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Muskwe: It was great to get my goal, but it's bittersweet

3 September 2022


Muskwe: It was great to get my goal, but it's bittersweet

3 September 2022

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Forward Admiral Muskwe spoke to the media following his debut goal in the 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers at Highbury Stadium.

Admiral – who Fleetwood Town signed on loan from Luton Town on Transfer Deadline Day – bagged a second-half equaliser against The Chairboys after the visitors scored early in the first half to salvage a point for the Cod Army.

After making his debut for the Club, here’s what Admiral had to say after the full-time whistle:

On his debut goal and the performance…

“It was great to get my first goal for the Club, but it’s bittersweet because we wanted the three points. With them [Wycombe Wanderers] going down to ten men, there was a huge opportunity for us to get all three points. For me, it’s two points dropped.

“On the goal, when you see the ball bouncing around as a striker, you think about how you can affect the play and I was just in the right place at the right time, which strikers like to do and with so many players in the box, I just needed to get some height on my shot and thankfully it went in.

“With Wycombe going down to ten men, we just didn’t adjust to it instantly, we took a bit of time to really get a grasp of it and maybe we were impatient at times in the game. We will make sure we get things right in the next match we play.

“We know playing against ten men is hard, and you can get into a habit of taking an extra touch and making an extra pass, but in reality, you should probably speed the game up, switch the play and get more crosses into the box because you have that extra body. Today we didn’t take advantage of it."

On training with the squad in the build-up…

“I think when any new signing comes in, there is a period of adjustment for people to understand your game, your movements and how you play. I am sure the more as a group we spend with each other at the training ground and off the pitch, that understanding will develop.

“In the second half we created a few opportunities, we just didn’t have that cutting edge with the final product, it just wasn’t there.

“He [Scott Brown] told me what I needed to do tactically today when the team was in and out of possession. He told me to go out there, enjoy myself, and have fun but unfortunately for us, it didn’t go our way.”

On Carlos Mendes Gomes and the welcome from the group…

“Having Carlos, Darnell [Johnson], Jakub [Stolarczyk] at the Club, people who I already knew from the past, they have integrated me into the group so well and that has been really helpful for myself coming into this dressing room.

“The boys have been telling me that before this week commencing, they’ve played Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday so now it will be good to get a whole week’s worth of preparations under our belt for the match against Burton.

“I am sure after this week, we will all come out with a better understanding of each other, especially the new lads like myself, Lewis [Warrington] and Carlos, we will be more gelled in ready for the match.”

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