Gaz declares Fleetwood a freebie game

Gareth Ainsworth

Gareth Ainsworth

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

GARETH Ainsworth said his side can play without fear at Fleetwood tomorrow as nobody expects Wanderers to get anything out of the game.

The Blues boss described the game as a freebie, meaning any extra points they pick up from the Easter Monday trip to Highbury will be a bonus going into two massive fixtures against fellow relegation battlers Bristol Rovers and Torquay United.

But he said his side will be preparing in the right manner, joking that Easter eggs were off the menu before their long haul up to the Lancashire coast.

Wanderers have a good record against Fleetwood – who still harbour hopes of going up automatically – since the Cod Army joined the Football League last season, doing the double over them last year and holding them to a 1-1 draw when the sides met earlier this campaign.

And Ainsworth said: “Monday’s a freebie. Nobody expects anything from Fleetwood – except me, and I think we can beat them. It will be just like us to do that – every team is beatable in this league.

“We are the underdogs. If we can’t play there with no pressure and nothing on our shoulders, then we can’t play anywhere. We can go and upset the applecart and I believe we can.”

The Blues boss said fresh injuries picked up by Leon Johnson, Paris Cowan-Hall and Aaron Pierre against Northampton Town may necessitate recalls for Marvin McCoy and Steven Craig, who themselves were both sidelined for Good Friday’s draw with the Cobblers.

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10:12am Mon 21 Apr 14

Mr.Imy says...

There's 3 games left and he is suggesting this is a free hit?! Is he for real? I know we play fellow strugglers after today but the way we are playing there is no such thing as a free hit!
There's 3 games left and he is suggesting this is a free hit?! Is he for real? I know we play fellow strugglers after today but the way we are playing there is no such thing as a free hit! Mr.Imy
  • Score: 3

11:54am Mon 21 Apr 14

true blue says...

I am afraid to say "I think he has "Lost it"
I am afraid to say "I think he has "Lost it" true blue
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mowgli1960 says...

true blue wrote:
I am afraid to say "I think he has "Lost it"
He lost it around Christmas and has been living on another planet since, it wasn't that long ago when he refused to admit we're in a relegation battle! A great player for us at the twilight of his career but a dreadful manager, and what's the betting he starts Kuffour at Fleetwood! He should have been sacked at least 2 months ago to give a new man time to turn things around.
[quote][p][bold]true blue[/bold] wrote: I am afraid to say "I think he has "Lost it"[/p][/quote]He lost it around Christmas and has been living on another planet since, it wasn't that long ago when he refused to admit we're in a relegation battle! A great player for us at the twilight of his career but a dreadful manager, and what's the betting he starts Kuffour at Fleetwood! He should have been sacked at least 2 months ago to give a new man time to turn things around. mowgli1960
  • Score: 4

2:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

FedUp1980 says...

I can not believe that this guy has come out with this statement. Aside from from Fleetwood we have had the easiest run in out of our last four games and yet with this guy in charge, i have no faith that we will be able to get any results from any of these matches. I would like to congratulate the board who during their one year tenure have been able to allow a joke of a manager to stay in charge of our club, who have seemingly stalled all take over talks and who will probably have been successful in getting Wanderers out of league 2 and straight into the conference. Many many congratulations you guys have done a stellar job!!!
I can not believe that this guy has come out with this statement. Aside from from Fleetwood we have had the easiest run in out of our last four games and yet with this guy in charge, i have no faith that we will be able to get any results from any of these matches. I would like to congratulate the board who during their one year tenure have been able to allow a joke of a manager to stay in charge of our club, who have seemingly stalled all take over talks and who will probably have been successful in getting Wanderers out of league 2 and straight into the conference. Many many congratulations you guys have done a stellar job!!! FedUp1980
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mr.Imy says...

It's OK guys, we lost 1-0 to Fleetwood who had 10 men!! It was a free hit anyway!!!! *sigh* If we get relegated it will have an adverse affect on the town.
It's OK guys, we lost 1-0 to Fleetwood who had 10 men!! It was a free hit anyway!!!! *sigh* If we get relegated it will have an adverse affect on the town. Mr.Imy
  • Score: 1

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