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An important three points - Rhead

22 February 2014

Forward Matt Rhead believes we picked up a ‘very important three points’ in this afternoon’s 1-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

Rhead’s header on the half-hour mark proved to be the decisive goal as our team picked up their second win in a row at One Call Stadium.

As a result, we have risen to 17th position in the Sky Bet League Two table, four points below Newport County who occupy eighth spot, and nine points above the relegation zone.  

The 29-year-old was delighted to get on the score sheet, but is already fully focused on Tuesday night’s game at home to Bury.

“With the results elsewhere, it was important that we got the three points today,” said the burly frontman.

“It was very windy out there. To be honest it always is when we play at home, but we combated the conditions well and got the result which was important. 

“It’s disappointing that in the last few games we haven’t got more goals, but today luckily the one goal was enough. Thankfully, I got it, but now we move on to the next game against Bury.”

He added: “We are pushing on and competing in every game that we play. To be honest, I think we should have got something out of last week’s game as well, which was disappointing. 

“However, we have bounced back and got a very important three points today.”

Meanwhile, our Rhead also praised our players’ robust defensive display, which kept veteran forward Jon Parkin and his Fleetwood team-mates quiet.

He continued: “Parkin has played at a high level. He played for the team I support, Stoke City, and was there for a long time. He’s a good player and we’ve done well to keep him off the score-sheet. 

“We’re a strong outfit now and we don’t concede sloppy goals like we did at their place last time.

“Keeping a clean-sheet is massive for the defence and now hopefully we can take that into the next game. All of the lads chipped in with the defensive work, which has resulted in a good clean-sheet.”

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