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McFadzean: "We Have To Show The Fans What We Are Capable Of"

19 October 2021

Callum McFadzean admits it was another frustrating afternoon against Fleetwood Town on Saturday, but the left-back says there is no point dwelling on the performance with Sunderland coming to town this evening.

The Sheffield-born full-back started only his second league game for the club at Highbury with Rio Adebisi switching over to right-back. The vastly experienced defender admits that things have ‘not gone as he would have wanted’ as an individual or collectively as a team following his summer switch from Sunderland.

The 27-year-old made 35 appearances for the Black Cats last season and helped the club lift the EFL Trophy with a 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers at Wembley.

Callum told the club’s official website: “It was frustrating at Fleetwood but we cannot dwell on it for too long. We have to dust ourselves off and go again.

“It is up to us to put things right. As the gaffer said, we didn’t stick to the game plan at times and that is probably down to a bit of frustration and wanting to change things. It was disappointing because we all know what we are capable of.

“We are not showing it. It is pointless doing it in training and then not going out on a matchday and showing the fans. We have showed glimpses in games but we have to be doing that on a more consistent basis.

“The lads know we have to improve as a group and get better and that is what we are all working hard to do.

“I think it is good to have a game on the Tuesday rather than to have to wait for the Saturday. There is not time to dwell on what happened on Saturday because we have to be right at it against Sunderland.

He added: “I am a Crewe player now and that is all my focus is on. Sunderland is just another team to me now and that is how I have always approached facing a former club. It is 11 versus 11 and we want to give a good account of ourselves and put on a performance for the fans.”

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