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Titchiner on target

8 August 2012

One of the plusses to come from Tuesday’s drawn friendly at Chester was the chance for young striker, Alex Titchiner, to play ninety minutes in a Town shirt and he marked the evening with his first go

By David Mitchell

One of the plusses to come from Tuesday’s drawn friendly at Chester was the chance for young striker, Alex Titchiner, to play ninety minutes in a Town shirt and he marked the evening with his first goal to keep his name in manager Micky Mellon’s thoughts as the season draws near.     

‘It’s always nice to win a game but at this stage in pre-season match time is all-important.  The late goal was a disappointing one to concede but it’s very much about improving the fitness.  Naturally, I would have liked a little bit more time in games but everyone has to get their fitness levels up and the manager has to make sure that happens.  I got my chance tonight and was glad with the goal.  I was happy with that!  I’m here to score goals.’ ‘Richie (Allen) did well with the cross.  It was a striker’s ball and he knows exactly where the man in the box wants the ball placed.  That’s where he put it.’ The 21-year old is well-aware of the competition for places up-front: ‘The manager has brought proven players at higher levels but I’m younger and here to learn from them.  If I get a chance through injuries hopefully I can do the business.’ The visit to the Exacta Stadium marked a happy return to Cheshire for the prolific former Witton Albion striker.  His 39 goals in 54 league and cup starts last season helped Albion secure promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League: ‘It’s always nice to come back to former clubs and see familiar faces.  I was at Chester for a month or so and played in some cup games as well as my time at Crewe and Witton.  It would have been nice to have had a pre-season game against Witton but it wasn’t to be and I’m totally committed to what I’m doing at Fleetwood now.’

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