Dan Batty thrives on manic match schedule at Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town midfielder Dan Batty admitted his return to action has been tough on his legs – but he cannot wait for more games to come his way.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:14 am

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Town are back in action tonight when they welcome Gillingham to Highbury (7.45pm).

Should Batty figure, it will be his ninth appearance for the club after joining on deadline day at the start of February.

Dan Batty is looking forward to his ninth Fleetwood game in little over a month against Gillingham on Tuesday

The 23-year-old, who arrived from Hull City, signed a deal until the end of the season with his Tigers contract set to expire in the summer.

He said: “It’s been tough getting back into playing so many games on the bounce.

“I’ve really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for more.

“When I came here I knew the results weren’t going the way they should have been for us and I knew there was potential and some greatness to come out of it.”

Town go into tonight’s game looking to make it three straight wins after seeing off Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town.

They sit 15th in League One with 13 games remaining, well clear of the bottom four and nine points adrift of the top six.

Batty said: “When I first came, we were on top of teams and I felt we needed a few goals to get us going.

“That’s what’s happened in the last couple of games, we’ve managed to get a couple of wins on the bounce.

“We know what will be expected of us on Tuesday night as well, so I can’t wait.”

Town’s last three games have seen Batty line up alongside Jordan Rossiter and Callum Camps in midfield.

Rossiter and Batty are generally the deeper of the trio with Camps allowed to roam forward.

Batty believes they offer a solid base and protection for the defence, as well as contributing in attack.

He said: “We know what is expected, I feel like we work together well and have a secure partnership.

“We have the distances right and are close together, things like that.

“I feel like we help the backline out as well by stopping many balls going into the strikers’ feet.

“We work well in there. We understand what roles we do differently to each other and we’ve adapted well.

“I feel, pushing forward as a three in there, we can do quite well. There wasn’t much football being played on Saturday so we had to be solid as a group.

“When we had the opportunity to score, we got a couple of goals and that won us the game.”

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