Aiden O’Brien has spoken after his deadlock breaking goal against former Sunderland boss Simon Grayson’s Fleetwood.

“It wasn’t the performance of the season but we dug deep and got a 2-0 win in the end and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. We were always in control of the game from start to finish. We were the most dominant team, the fixtures are coming thick and fast so the schedule is tough and we were a bit slow from the start. We know exactly what’s going to happen when Aiden McGeady gets the ball, me and Charlie Wyke can make our movements off that, it’s easy for us strikers and wingers to pick up on that and read that. Fleetwood were tight, compact and hard to break down, it was always going to happen when they were inviting pressure and we have the quality to come up with something, especially at home. I want to work hard for the team, give the manager a good shift every week, and play for the boys and for the badge. That’s what I’ve always done and that’s what I’m doing now, I’m enjoying my football. We’ve got a good balance in the dressing room now, everyone’s on the same path and I’ve got a good feeling for the rest of the season.”