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Adam: We can take positives from individual performances

17 February 2024


Adam: We can take positives from individual performances

17 February 2024

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Fleetwood Town head coach Charlie Adam spoke to the media after his side were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

The Cods went 1-0 down as Sam Cosgrove opened the scoring for the visitors, however, Bosun Lawal’s 25-yard strike into the top corner cancelled it out with a deserved leveller - Herbie Kane’s goal with half an hour to go was the difference in the end though.

Here’s what Charlie had to say:

On the match...

“If you look at what we produced in the game, it was good from what we wanted to try - but they have scored two goals from two opportunities which we felt like we could have avoided.

“I can’t fault my lads though; they are giving it everything and I think there were opportunities where we should have done better; there was a penalty claim in there too which was a big call but in the end the effort from my lads is incredible.

“We played against one of the best teams in the league, who have lost one away all season, so it was always going to be a hard game, they adapted and they changed the way they needed to play and won the game.”

On sticking together…

“We’re all in it together, we win together, and we lose together. We know that there are small margins which can lose you a game, but my players believe in what we are trying to tell them and they’re taking in the information that we are giving them.

“There’s lots of football [to be played] but we have to keep doing the right things. We must do the things that make us successful for us as a team. I am pleased with my team, and we can take positives from individual performances and look to the next one.

“We’ve got a tough away game next week against Exeter and then we back it up against Port Vale away so two tough away games but games that are going to give us opportunity to win – we’re going there with good spirit and confidence.”

On utilising players from the League of Ireland…

“They are good; that’s why we invest in it and it’s why we go over. That’s why we have the partnership with Waterford, we believe that there are good players there. Ultimately, these lads deserve their opportunity.

“[Ryan] Graydon has worked hard since I’ve come into the building. He was injured when I first came in, but he deserves his opportunity. Ronan [Coughlan] has been incredible since I’ve been in the building.

“He deserves his opportunity to stay in the team his energy and enthusiasm to run for the team has been incredible. Technically, he’s a good player as well. They have to develop; they have to learn but that’s our job as the coaches to make them better.”

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