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Robinson looking forward to ‘huge’ clash against Fleetwood

18 November 2021

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Robinson looking forward to ‘huge’ clash against Fleetwood

18 November 2021

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson says his side are hungry to succeed against Lancashire rivals Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

The Shrimps make the short journey down the west coast to face Simon Grayson’s Cod Army following the international break which saw Jökull Andrésson, Greg Leigh and Alfie McCalmont all represent their national sides.

Both sides currently find themselves at the wrong end of the table, much to Robinson’s surprise, who admits he believes Saturday’s opposition’s league position doesn’t do them justice.

“Fleetwood are a good side,” he said.

“They’ve got good players, I believe they’re in a false position in the league, I’ve watched a lot of their football and a lot of their games, and they’ve got a very good manager.

“We go, and we know if we play how we can play, then we can be competitive with anybody.

“It’s huge, we know we want to win the game, our recent form, we had a good result in the cup, we want to take that performance rather than the Papa John’s performance into Saturday.

“We know we’re more than capable; we’ve shown that against good sides.”

Since arriving as manager, Robinson has signed 17 players and he believes they deserve credit for their hard work and how they’ve settled in at the football club.

He continued: “Everybody here has got their opportunities and chances and we’re working our very best with the players.

“The players are working extremely hard, they’re a really good bunch of boys, and they’re committed every day in training.

“They want to learn, they want to get better, so yeah, the ball is in their court so to speak, every manager is looking, it’s not just me.

“We’ve signed 17 players, we’ve put a squad together, and we know we need improvements, whether we’re top of the league or bottom of the league, that would still be the case in January, so I don’t think there’s any extra pressure on the players that are here.”


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