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1 November 2013



1 November 2013

Two first team squad members take an active role in recent community programme

During the past seven days several players have been involved with the club's October Soccer Schools programme, with many members of the first team attending venues throughout the county.

On Thursday Charlie Lee and Cody McDonald jumped at the chance to attend one in Gillingham, joining in with a number of matches before posing for photographs and answering a Q & A session.

In addition they both took up the challenge of hitting the cross bar from the half way line, and although close, neither were able to do so.

After leaving the venue the players gave an exclusive interview to the club's official website, with both eager to attend more community events in the future.

Cody said: "It's brilliant, me and Charlie really enjoyed ourselves and it's important to go out and give something back to people around the area.

"They show their support to us and to see them buzzing around just wanting to learn and do well it's really rewarding for us.

"It should be done more, as players we are happy to do it."

Charlie was more than willing to show his competitive nature, and in doing so felt he was the stand out player.

He added: "They didn't seem too happy with me, I'm not sure they like me! We love doing this and playing Football, they appreciate it and it's good fun.

"I was on fire, I got a hat-trick out there and I was leading by example."

Back to Football matters and Cody says the squad are eager to claim maximum points against Carlisle and believes the match presents a great opportunity to create a gap at the bottom.

He said: "It's tight at the bottom and with a couple of wins might just give us that little bit of a cushion, but every game is a big game and it's important to bounce back after last week.

"We have a good bunch of lads and I'm sure we will do it."

Charlie, eager to get his first goal of the campaign, says he would love it to happen on Saturday, but is more concerned with the end result.

"I think I've had about 120 shots! Maybe if stop shooting I will score, but as long as we win I don't care!"

You can see an exclusive interview with Cody and Charlie by clicking here.

You can also watch an exclusive video from when the players visited Parkwood Youth Centre earlier in the season by clicking here.

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