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Clark’s all about the clean sheets

Kenny Clark has been part of a Fleet back line that has now kept three successive clean sheets and conceded just twice in six unbeaten matches and they’re the plus points the defender is taking out of the draw at Boreham Wood this afternoon.

“It’s three on the spin,” Clark told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “We’re pleased with that but in all fairness I think we should have had all three points today.  We just [needed] a bit of quality in the final third, including myself. I had a chance but if we take the positives, we’re getting in the right positions, we’re creating chances, especially in the first 25 minutes when I thought we were on top. I think that will come.”

In a month that has season big changes to the coaching staff, Clark — who has now played under four different managers in his time at the club — spoke of simply keeping to the task at hand.

“The back four and Ashmore, since the new gaffer’s come in we’ve been doing our jobs, what we normally do,” he said. “But we’ve got to keep the shirt now. He’s already mentioned that there’s people willing and ready to play. Everyone’s shirt’s up for grabs which kind of keeps you on your toes. It’s been a crazy month, obviously losing a few people and new people coming in but that’s football. You’ve got to deal with that and keep doing your job when you cross the white line on the pitch.”

Fleet have inched up the table place by place over the past few weeks but 14th place has to be improved upon, says Clark, before the players even start thinking of the next stage.

“First things first, we’ve got to start winning games and start climbing the table and then look at the play-offs,” he said. “But the belief’s still there in the changing rooms and we do believe we can still do something but we just need to get that win over the line and they’ll start rolling in.”

Before that, however, comes the FA Cup replay at Cheltenham and Clark believes his side are more than capable of upsetting the odds in Gloucestershire.

“It’s more than winnable,” he said. “We played really well when we drew 0-0 with them at our place so we know what they’re about and we’re more than capable of going there and winning. It’d be nice to have a run in the FA Cup and then you never know, do you?”

Listen to the interview below.

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