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McGuire ready for Fleetwood clash

20 February 2014

Midfielder Jamie McGuire has stated that our players ‘don’t fear anyone’ at home, ahead of our Sky Bet League Two match against Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

The 30-year-old, who could face his former employers for the first time since joining us from the Cod Army last summer, came on as a half-time substitute in our defeat at Oxford United five days ago.

“The mood in the camp is very good, but from the chances we had on Saturday, we just never put the ball in the net. It’s as simple as that,” said McGuire.

“They’ve got the strikers in (James) Constable, (Dave) Kitson and (David) Connolly. They put the ball in the net and we didn’t, but it’s just one of those things and we’ve got to move on now.”

He continued: “We don’t fear anyone at home now, and I think the result against Southend proved that. They’re in a Play-Off position and flying, but we beat them 2-1 and I thought we did well.

“Fleetwood are a big team and a powerful team. They’ve spent well with the players they brought in during the summer, and they’re in a good position in the league, so it’ll be a good game on Saturday.”

In the reverse fixture with the Fleetwood earlier this term, we slipped to an agonising 5-4 defeat courtesy of a stoppage-time spot-kick from Antoni Sarcevic.

McGuire hopes we can exact revenge on Saturday for what would be our first victory in eight attempts over the team from the Fylde coast.

“I remember the last match well,” added the tough-tackling midfielder. “I was there doing co-commentary for the radio and it was a crazy game.

“We scored four goals and not many teams have done that against Fleetwood. We made a few silly mistakes and they got their goals. If we’d cut them out we could have maybe won.

“So it makes for an interesting game this Saturday.”

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