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Calder Keeping Cool

7 November 2016

Loanee midfielder will feature in Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy fixture.

On loan midfielder Riccardo Calder was absent from Darren Ferguson’s squad that were defeated 2-1 by Oldham Athletic at the SportsDirect.com Park on Saturday. 

The 20-year-old who has made 15 appearances in all competitions so far this season was forced to miss out on the FA Cup fixture due to an illness that he contracted earlier in the week. 

“I was feeling a bit rough throughout the week and obviously I’m a lot better now,” said Calder.

“I was starting [against Oldham] the gaffer told me on Tuesday, obviously I was gutted that I couldn’t have played.”

Calder managed to get his name in the score sheet in the Checkatrade Trophy game against Mansfield Town at Field Mill earlier in the tournament.

However he is disappointed that he has not had many more goals to shout about but insists that the final result and performance is more important.

“I want to get myself on the scoresheet a bit more than I have been, apart from that I would like to have a few more assists,” he said.

“The main thing is the win really; we need to get back on the winning road. We obviously need a better performance than the weekend.”

Despite narrowly losing to Steve Robinson’s Oldham, Calder has been impressed with the way that the team have handled themselves in recent fixtures and the Birmingham-based midfielder has accepted that he must work to re-enter the fold. 

“We’ve been winning a lot of games, so it’s difficult to change the side,” he continued. 

“Obviously last season when we weren’t winning games the gaffer could change it, everyone is doing what they have to do to get into the team.

“Everyone is different, we’re not sure how they will line up but if we play our own game, we will win the game.”



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