Conor McLaughlin might have put on the Northern Ireland kit and preparing for the coming friendly matches, but, he has been honest enough to confess that he is not glad with the timing of the matches and his mind is still at Fleetwood Town where a tough struggle is for the Cod Army to save their stature as a League One Club.
However, McLaughlin understands the perspective of the Northern Ireland head coach that he is looking to make the side come together for a couple of matches so that the players get to know about their roles a little more clearly and also, he gets to see who fits where and which combination gives him the best result at which positions.
McLaughlin also has the idea that the performances in these friendly matches will count in terms of who will be the coach’s top picks on the visit to France and so, he is taking the assignment seriously and would not just turn up because he has to make the numbers.
He says he is going to take it as a chance to play himself into some kind of form and then, returns to Fleetwood feeling better and helps them in his fullest capacity which he believes he hasn’t quite done. (more…)
Stockport County managed to avoid relegation this time around as well after securing a 1-1 draw against Braintree Town in the Blue Square Premier league. This draw now means that the club can relax over the next two games of the season. Stockport County will be facing Tamworth and Hayes & Yeading in the remaining two matches of the season.
Even though both the clubs are fighting against relegation, Stockport County have managed to stop the rot this season. Joe Connor has said that he is extremely delighted about the prospect of staying in the division for another season. Now, he hopes that the club will finish the remainder of the season in a much better way now that they have been relieved of the pressure.
If results go their way, Stockport County could find themselves in the 15th position, which is quite significant considering the relegation troubles they faced earlier this season. However, there is a possibility that they could also be down at the 17th position.
Joe Connor has said that the club should be focusing on winning the remaining two matches of the season because it would certainly elevate their position of the table, which would be respectable.
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