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“We can change and still get the results”

Fleet midfielder Christian N’Guessan hailed Fleet’s strength in depth as a depleted home side naming only three substitutes sent the club to the top of the Vanarama National League South.

Having returned to the team himself recently after a lengthy lay-off, N’Guessan knows all about coming back in and making an impact.

“We started the season really well then had a little dip and now hopefully we’re back to our best,” N’Guessan told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “As you can see today, [we had] some players in and some out but it just shows the strength of our squad, that we’ve got players that can come in and fill in when needs be. The team can always change and we still get results.

“The boys have dug in and got a good couple of results over the last couple of weeks to get back on top and that’s where we want to stay now.

“Sitting out for three months, it’s tough watching from the stands week in, week out, so I’m just glad to be back involved. [My injury], I’ve jumped and just landed straight in [a divot] and landed awkwardly. I could tell straight away it was a bad one. Me and Adam Mekki, obviously we were out on the same day, he got injured in the warmup at Chelmsford and me 10 minutes in so we were out together. He’s just building his fitness up as well, both of us trying to get fit so we can help the team moving forward.”

Elliott Romain and Dominic Poleon took the headlines with their goals but the former Burnley midfielder also hailed the contribution of Chris Haigh at the other end in keeping a clean sheet, particularly with Bath looking to make inroads with the score goalless.

“I’ve got to give a lot of credit to him today,” said N’Guessan. “I thought he was really good and he made some good saves and he was good on the ball. Obviously something that we need to have a look at is giving away chances early on because if they take one it could be a different story but thankfully they didn’t. It’s so tight [at the top of the table] and we’ve just got to focus on ourselves. Until we play against teams around us in the league there’s nothing we can do about their results, so we just focus on getting three points every week.”

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