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Final Word - Wycombe

14 October 2012

Micky Mellon has called for his players to step up to the mark after their 1-0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

By Tom Bestwick

Micky Mellon has called for his players to step up to the mark after their 1-0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

Fleetwood fell behind to an early Bruno Andrade goal, and a disappointed Town boss admits that many of his players weren’t at their best in the game. He said the game was a perfect example that nothing can be taken for granted in npower League 2.  “It was very disappointing, we feel that seven, maybe eight (players) didn’t get anywhere near the levels we know they can hit. We never recovered from their first goal. It was a poor goal from our point of view, and not enough of us got angry or annoyed about that in order to get things going and it just wasn’t like us today. “We weren’t good enough on the day to put the ball in the net, all over the pitch we had disappointing performances. But we’re honest enough to admit that too many of us had an off day and sometimes that happens in football.  Me and the staff are annoyed and we will go and digest the performance and try and get to the bottom of it, and try and make sure that next time we do have a spark. Today there wasn’t anybody that could give us that little spark today that we needed.” Injuries have meant that Fleetwood have had to make changes in recent weeks, and Mellon has said that the players who come in to the team need to step up to the mark when they are given the chance in the starting line up. “They (the players) are told when an opportunity comes they are expected to slip in seamlessly and go and do their job. That’s why we tell them the squad is very important to us. For reasons like this afternoon we need these players to hit the ground running, all over the pitch it was a real disappointing day, and we are sorry we couldn’t give the crowd anything to really get going with.” Fleetwood will look to reply when they take on AFC Wimbledon at Highbury next week, and Mellon insists his players are going to have to raise their game if they are to get back to winning ways. “We can never take the opposition for granted, I keep saying that to everybody, we have to be somewhere near out best to pick up points in this division, if we don’t do that we aren’t good enough to win games at lower levels and we proved that this afternoon.”

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