Interview : Alex Fisher : 03/02/2018
Alex Fisher Speaks To The BBC After The 2-0 Win Over Cambridge United
Alex Fisher
Alex Fisher
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Yeovil Town striker Alex Fisher spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after his side had beaten Cambridge United on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

CS: Alex, what an intervention. You've come on as a sub and I think that was your first touch you scored with?

AF: Yes, that's right. Personally it's nice to get off the mark early. But more importantly it was important to get the second goal, just to kill the game off.

CS: What were the instructions from the gaffer when you came on?

AF: It was just to work as hard as you can, make sure they didn't have any time on the ball at the back, and if you get a chance, just make it.

CS: Cracking work from Rhys Browne in the build-up to your goal.

AF: It was fantastic. He's put it on a real plate. I don't know how he has got past two players, and then put it through someone's legs. He couldn't have made it easier for me, so a lot of credit goes to him for that.

CS: A great end to what must have been a whirlwind first week for you down here.

AF: Yes, as a striker you always want to get off the mark, and it's always important that teams win. If you can do both in the same game then that's great. It's a nice way to cap off the first week.

CS: You've been in the headlines. A lot was made of the fact that you drove straight down here for the Man United game. Now scoring with your first touch, it's been a dramatic first week hasn't it?

AF: It certainly has. It's great to get off the mark. It's still tight down at the bottom, so we're not getting complacent. We know what we've got to do. The manager is implementing his regime well. Hopefully we can make it three out of three. We've got a cup game, but then it's next Saturday in the league.

CS: What did you make of the game, looking on from the sidelines, because Cambridge did have chances in that game, didn't they?

AF: Yes, sometimes you've got to ride your luck. I thought our defence worked tremendously hard. They had some very physical players out there that I think they dealt with really well. Obviously Nathan Smith had a great game back there, with getting a goal himself. So that eased the ship a little bit. But huge credit to the whole team, and it's a great three points for the club.

CS: You mention getting off the mark. That's hugely important I guess, for a striker to get that first one.

AF: Yes, ultimately it is a team game. But on a personal note you always want to try to do the best for yourself as well. It can sometimes be in the back of your mind that you haven't or you have (scored) but it's great to get off the mark, and hopefully it will be the first of many.

CS: Have you been able to settle down yet? You drove down from Scotland, but have you managed to find your feet down here?

AF: Yes, I've been commuting from near Oxford which is a bit of a journey, but the club have been great and made me feel very welcome. They've sorted out a couple of things for me off the pitch which certainly makes it easier to prepare for games. So I'm finding a nice balance in the next few weeks to cement all that.

CS: You're going to be busy. Checkatrade on Tuesday and another game on Saturday. Yeovil have got a lot of games to pack in over the next few weeks.

AF: They certainly do, and it's a stark contrast to north of the border, where you have a little bit more time between games. I just relish the opportunity to try to get as much game time as possible, and repay the faith that the club have shown in me.

CS: Is it nice to be back in English football?

AF: It is - it's been a long time coming for me. I'm a couple of hours from home as well. I've got nothing but respect for all of the places I've been over the last couple of years, and I've had some great times. But I'm here now, and I'm really looking forward to trying to make an impact on League Two.

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