Goalkeeper Jay Lynch sat down at Poolfoot Farm on Thursday afternoon and looked at how the side has improved throughout the campaign and how a positive summer can massively benefit the side going into next season.
Lynch, 30, has been ever-present in the side since joining in July last year and has only missed a handful of cup games due to rotation and many fans believe he should be up there for the vote of Player of the Season after his consistent performances between the sticks.
After making big saves and keeping clean sheets, he has been a pivotal part in the side’s revitalised backline from last year, which has seen a big improvement, but he believes that a good pre-season for the squad will mean anything could happen in the 2023/24 campaign for the Cods.
Here’s what Jay had to say in his pre-match interview:
On ending the season on a high…
“Ending the season on a high is something we spoke about this morning, it’s important as we need to get back to doing what we were doing before because we’ve had a couple of bad results of late. Everyone’s feeling a little bit disappointed in there after the recent results, so our main focus now is to finish the season strong.
“We’ve not been as solid defensively as we could have been but, at the same time, we had chances in those games; we didn’t play as well as we could have done so we’re working hard every day to put things right and, hopefully, because of this we perform in the last five games and have a good end to the season.
“In January we go some quality players in and if we made a few more additions in the summer, as well as keeping the core of the team together, I think we can build on that for the start of next year.”
On making a difference in the run-in…
“The games left are the ones you want to play in, you’d like to be involved in them. Obviously, you would like to be pushing for promotion but, if we can stop someone from getting in there, that’s also quite rewarding. We know we’ve got a few challenges to come in the last five games, starting with Accrington.
“It’s fine margins in games and, hopefully, we are on the right side of them at the weekend. I’ve not got many memories of playing at Accrington as I wasn’t there long, but I only have good things to say about them to be fair because, when I was there, I got a few games in, enjoyed my time, and I was able to move on – hopefully we get the three points against them on Saturday.”