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Full Titchiner debut

31 December 2012

Fleetwood Town Striker, Alex Titchiner made his full-debut for the club on Saturday in the League 2 fixture against York City.

By Sam Heaney

Fleetwood Town Striker, Alex Titchiner made his full-debut for the club on Saturday in the League 2 fixture against York City.

The young forward had made six substitute appearances leading up to the York game. 'It was a really nice feeling and I enjoyed it a lot! I've been patient, waiting to make an impact in a Town shirt. There are other aspects of my game that I've worked on such as going to the gym, trying to build myself physically whilst I've not been playing. Also working hard in training to prove myself.' Town managed to create chances throughout the game with one falling to the 21-year-old in the second half. 'My headed chance was tough to get on target; being beyond the near post made it hard to get the ball goal bound. Looking back at it I should have brought it down with my chest to make it easier to finish.' Since Graham Alexander has taken over, Fleetwood remain unbeaten and have still yet to concede a goal at Highbury. 'It's always nice if the team keep a clean sheet; we're looking really solid at the back. 'We came in at half time unhappy with our performance, we set up to get a hold of the game and control it and to stop York creating chances. The system changed in the second half. We went with a striker down the middle and two wingers either side - we battled for the point at the end of the day.' The manager has a lot of faith in his younger players which has given Titchiner the chance to play. Also, first year professional winger, Jamie Allen has made the first team bench recently. 'When Graham came in it was a new slate for everyone. I always knew I was going to have to wait for my chance because I was signed as 'one for the future' which is fully understandable.' 'I wasn't too pleased with my performance in the first half, I thought I could have seen more of the ball and I gave it away too many times. Their left back gave me a good battle and I managed to hold him off and keep possession towards the end of the game which was an improvement.' The Cod Army again turned out in their numbers supporting Fleetwood in the wet and wind. 'They're paying money to watch us, standing in the cold, singing players names and songs about the club. It's all for them really, I'm a massive believer that we don't just go onto the pitch for ourselves, we want to please the people watching - we need to give them something to cheer about. The support is really appreciated.' Town are away to Port Vale on New Years' Day having been defeated at home to them earlier on in the season. 'To start again would be great. I think we owe them one after last time, we had control of the game but in the end they took their chances and finished us off.' Several places remain on the club transport to Port Vale. The cost is £15 and departs Highbury at 10.30am. Club shop open Monday 9am-1pm or call 0843 515 3832.

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