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INTERVIEW: Team spirit is massive

8 April 2014

Danny Redmond on extending his loan spell

Midfielder Danny Redmond spoke to us ahead of the Tuesday morning training session following the news that his loan has been extended until the end of the season. 

"I've been here for two months now so I'm delighted I've been able to extend until the end of the season," he said. "Hopefully I can get more experience and help the lads push up the league. 

"I've said it before but there really is nothing better than playing first team football every week. I'm happy that Kav has given me the opportunity to do that with Carlisle."

And on what his parent club has said about the loan spell, he said: "I had a call off Matt Jackson, at Wigan, and he said he'd been told I was doing well. He asked me if I wanted to stay and I said yes straight away. I'm just glad it's all sorted now.

"I'm only young so it's great for me to be playing first team football at a place like this. We've got a group of lads, with a great spirit and we've been playing well recently. Hopefully Saturday is the start of a bit of a run for us. 

"It's been a good experience for me, even though the position we're in isn't the best. I can only learn from it and it should help me in the future. Playing every week does give you confidence and hopefully I can keep showing Kav that I'm getting better and better. 

"He keeps telling me to get on the ball and to not be afraid of giving it away. I'm looking for a couple of goals and I've been a bit annoyed with myself that I haven't managed to get one yet. I'll keep working on it." 

"It would be a massive thing personally if I could be a part of a team which stayed up," he admitted. "Nobody wants a relegation on their CV so hopefully we can carry on with these good performances and push ourselves up the league. We're all helping each other and if someone isn't doing something the lads will let them know, but it's always in a positive way."

"The fans have been great since I arrived," he agreed. "They're always on Twitter before the game, giving encouragement, and that's really nice to see. 

"The win on Saturday was huge for everyone because a lot of the teams around us picked up three points as well. We want to carry that on into the last six games of the season now. We've put in some good performances over the last few weeks, without getting the results, and all we want to do now is kick on. 

"Preston is a big game because it's one of the closer ones for the fans to get to. We'll take good travelling support down there and we'll be looking to repay them on the pitch by getting a result. The whole club is looking forward to the game and we want to kick on from the win at the weekend and maybe cause another upset."

Looking further ahead, he said: "I'm not sure about my long term future at the moment because I haven't had the chance to speak to Wigan. 

"I'm just concentrating on playing my football here now. We want to get our league status secured as early as possible so we can really enjoy the end of the season."

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