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Ben Fisk adding creative spark to FC Edmonton

The Canadian international has an an assist in three of his last four games
Matthew Levine (@NASLInsider) | Aug 11, 2017

FC Edmonton used a strong defensive record to power its way to The Championship Semifinals last year. This year, the club is looking to rebound from a tough Spring Season to get back into the four-team postseason tournament. For that to happen, it might just be the attack leading the way to get there.

Canadian international Ben Fisk’s influence in the attacking areas has grown leaps and bounds over the last few games. He’s created no less than four chances a game and created five of them in the Eddies’ recent 3-1 win over Indy Eleven. Fisk also added an assist in the contest, marking the third time in the last four games that he’s recorded one.

"As an attacking player if you're scoring or setting up goals, you're doing your job and helping the team,” Fisk said. “Lately I've been playing the role of provider a bit more with assists and creating some chances for my teammates, so hopefully I can continue contributing the way I have and help us put together a few more results like the one against Indy."

The run of form for Fisk has coincided with Salvadoran international Dustin Corea’s return from injury. Corea scored twice last weekend against Indy. The tandem of Corea and Fisk provides the Eddies with dangerous attacking options on both flanks, whether it’s creating opportunities for others or themselves.

"Even though [Dustin] and I are on opposite sides of the pitch we like to combine with one another and get each other on the ball as much as possible,” Fisk said. “He's a great player and it's good to have him back – we were missing him these last few games. If him and I can keep providing and creating chances for the other guys, it's going to help the team this Fall Season."

Fisk’s recent run has moved him into a tie with New York Cosmos midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma with 32 chances created on the year. The creative pair will face off on Friday night when the Eddies host the Cosmos at Clarke Stadium at 9 p.m. ET.

"The last few games at home the crowds have been really good, so hopefully we get another turnout,” Fisk said. “Three games ago we played the Cosmos at home and lost, and I think we deserved a bit better in that game. Hopefully, this Friday, we can get our revenge."

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