Friend Watch: I keep in touch with a few lads at Wolves and they had a great win

George Friend in Exeter has not played a match since I wrote about him last, but ‘This is Exeter’ has made an interview with our left man that could b of some interest for a Wolves supporter. Friend has started all four games for the club since he came to City. All four were wins. Exeter is his old home team:

Last season I was hoping Wolves and Exeter would get promoted, now I hope they both survive. I am here and involved in it and I really feel part of what is going on. I want to make sure Exeter stay in the highest league possible and I am going to give it 100 per cent. It would mean so much to me if we could stay up. That is my personal goal this season. Everyone at the club is focused on the same thing. Even squad players who are in and out of the side are involved.”

This is a real team effort and we are pushing for the same thing. There are nine games left and we are going to be doing everything we can to get out of the position we are in. I keep in touch with a few of the lads at Wolves and they had a great win against West Ham on Tuesday night. So they are looking good as well and it would be great if both clubs were celebrating at the end of the season.

Walsall will be next for the Grecians on Saturday.

The home form is going to be so important between now and the end of the season. It is important that we make it tough for teams to play at our place. We don’t want to put too much pressure on ourselves but we expect to be strong at home and the players are extra confident when they walk out at St James’s Park. The fans have been brilliant in the last few games and we are hoping for a similar atmosphere on Saturday. When the supporters are behind you it fills the players with confidence and makes it easier to play. I love playing in front of our fans and when they whip up an atmosphere it really drives you on. Just the little things like clapping us off the coach for away games means so much.

Exeter are playing with an unusual 3-5-2 formation which I believe suits his wing play perfectly.

I am not sure what formation they will play to try to counter ours,. But it is hard to play against us with our wing backs, three solid defenders and lively strikers. It is actually a tough formation to play against. Paul (Tisdale) is a real thinker and a tactician and he will have put a lot of time and energy into how we play Saturday’s game. Hopefully that will prove important in the last nine games.” There is confidence all around the team at the moment. Players like Sercs (Liam Sercombe) and Richard Dunne are getting goals from midfield and that is important.”

With another win Exeter should be above the relegation line

“It is nice that we have gone on a bit of an unbeaten run but we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves. We must remain calm andfocus on the next game. Walsall lost to Southend the other day so I am not sure if it is a good time to be playing them or not. But we know we are capable of beating them. All the boys are in high spirits and we can’t wait to get out there on Saturday.”

Let’s hope that George Friend can inspire his team mates at Exeter City to beat Walsall on Saturday. He is a nice lad and I wish him all the best. He has really been a traveling football player this season, but it should be a good experience for him for the future.

Will that future be in Wolves or somewhere else, perhaps in Exeter? I don’t know, but I believe that it will be much up to him during pre-season to try to impress on the boss.



~ by paddytheflea on March 26, 2010.

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