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25 March 2013

Gareth Evans' first goal for Fleetwood helped the Cod Army to three points on Saturday and kept the hope of a playoff place alive.

By Mike McGough

Gareth Evans' first goal for Fleetwood helped the Cod Army to three points on Saturday and kept the hope of a playoff place alive.

The midfielder admitted that he is enjoying his football at Highbury, although he thinks he should have triggered his goal tally in Town colours earlier. "It is a bit over-due if I am honest, I have been a bit unlucky not to score up to now but I am finally glad to get my name on the score sheet and hopefully get a few more between now and the end of the season. “The main thing is that the lads are scoring goals. We have managed to get the two today and it has got us the three points." The former Rotherham man said the game was about making up for Tuesday night's defeat at Barnet, and Town did just that as Evans' wonder strike ensured that Fleetwood stay hot on the tails of his former club, who currently occupy the final play off space, although the Millers have two games in hand. He continued:  "The conditions didn't help with the wind and I am sure it didn't look too good on the eye, but after the last couple of games, we have had some disappointing results. The performance on Tuesday, everybody knows that we weren't happy with it so it was about going out and proving a point today, and I think we did that. The main thing is that the lads are scoring goals. We have managed to get the two today and it has got us the three points. "Everyone was fighting for their place and there were probably 17 or 18 players that the gaffer could have put into the team today but you can only put 11 players out there, and thankfully, the 11 that he did put out there performed and managed to get the three points. But it is a squad game and we are delighted as a squad and a club to get the three points." Evans is hopeful of cementing his future at Highbury and had nothing but praise for manager Graham Alexander, who brought him to the club and has guided him to his impressive performances this season. "I have been really happy, the gaffer has been different class. To be honest, I didn't really get on with my previous manager and it has been well documented before I came, but the manager here is different class with me and he has played me as much as he possibly can really and he has looked after me. I am really enjoying it here and hopefully I continue to work hard for Fleetwood."

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