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Simons: My debut couldn’t have ended any better

8 September 2023

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New signing Xavier Simons spoke to the club after making his debut on Tuesday night in Fleetwood Town’s 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers and insisted the season started that night.

20-year-old, Simons, started the EFL Trophy clash against Tranmere at Highbury in midweek and impressed in the midfield alongside captain Josh Vela and experienced professional, Danny Mayor.

After the game, the club’s media team caught up with the midfielder for the first time since his deadline day signing and he was overtly positive about what he has seen at the club so far – he had this to say:

On making his debut against Tranmere…

“My debut couldn’t have ended any better, the lads have been great and managed to finish off the game with a 2-0 win. I’m delighted to have joined this group and want to help push them on to where we want so to be thrown in with the lads straight away is amazing.

“The club hasn’t had a good start to the campaign, but we want to kick on from this and I’m sure we will. It’s been a difficult start and I’ve noticed that, but now we’ve got this win, it’s something we want to build on as this is when we kick on, take it in our stride, and build some momentum.

“This win might not be in the league, but we can take the momentum into it, and the upcoming games, by keeping our qualities and finishing those games like we did against Tranmere – it was a 2-0 win with a clean sheet so I couldn’t have asked for more.”

On the Deadline Day move to Town…

“I found out I was going on loan and knew there were a few clubs that came in, but Fleetwood stood out in that list. I wanted to come here and show what I was about, the side plays good football and I want to be a part of that, and I wanted to take the role created for me with both hands.

“I want to show the world, and Fleetwood, what I can do whilst helping the team as much as I can. I moved to Hull, and now onto here on loan, so it’s what I said before, I want to show everyone what I’m capable of, so this is the perfect opportunity to build on my games as it will help me in the long run.

“It’s an experience I haven’t had before, I spoke to Scott [Brown] before coming to the club, but the club is where I want to be, so whoever comes in next, will be able to help me and I am going to buy into everything that I can, with the players around me. This will allow me to gain the experience I need whilst here.”

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