Downes delighted with start to the season

Town midfielder Flynn Downes capped a great start to the season with the goal of the game in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Shrewsbury Town.

Town sit top of the league and have a two point lead over second place Lincoln City, a start which Downes is delighted with: “We couldn’t have asked for a better start. Top of the league, we’re flying, the momentum is there, the team is playing well, all the boys are confident, what more could you want?”

Downes is looking to add more goals to his game, after netting his first of the season he said: “I didn’t think I would score with my head, but I’ll take it. I wish I could say I saw it go in but I didn’t, my eyes were closed!

“We’ve been banging on that I’ve got to add goals to my game. I’ve been trying to get forward more.

“I think Skusey (Cole Skuse) allows me to do that. Where he sits I feel I have a bit more of a free role, so I love it. Hopefully there is more to come.

“There is still plenty for me to work on but I’m getting there.”

Downes, like Jackson last week, as praised the rotation policy of boss Paul Lambert, and with Emyr Huws, fit again Jon Nolan and Andre Dozzell waiting in the wings Downes knows he can’t drop his game at all.

“It’s tough to cement a place because everyone in the squad is capable of playing out there and doing a good job,” said the youngster.

“The squad is unbelievable. No disrespect to League One but I think we have the best squad in the league.

“If you are pushing for promotion you need a big squad. We’ll see how we go and try to keep the wins going.”

Downes praised the Town support after another top league attendance at the weekend: “The boys are buzzing off the atmosphere. The support we got last year when we were losing practically every game was unbelievable, but when you are winning and you can give the fans something to cheer about it’s such a great feeling.”

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