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Roberts looks at good away performances

24 October 2013

Club captain made Scunthorpe return

Captain Mark Roberts reflected on Tuesday night's defeat to Scunthorpe United with great disappointment, as Fleetwood came out worse in a average encounter at Highbury. 

The side were hoping to bounce back with flying colours after the set back on Friday night at Southend, but the outcome wasn't to be as a second half strike from Sam Winnall deflected past Scott Davies into the net. 

He said: "We were looking to bounce back after the disappointment of losing on Friday, but we were unable to do so. On the day I think we could have scored two or three goals but, in the end we have been undone by the sucker punch and we're thoroughly disappointed again.

"We felt that we kept them fairly quiet on terms of chances against, but it only takes one chance to score a goal to win a game so, we have lost the game and we are a bit dejected in the dressing room but we will pick ourselves up and go out for another game on Saturday."

Town have started the season brightly and still find themselves lying in fifth place in League Two, despite back-to-back defeats. But with the division so close, one win could catapult the Cods to second, whilst a loss could see them possibly slip dramatically to 13th. 

The skipper continued: "I think you have to look at where you are in the league, and where you are going but ultimately we have got to concentrate game on game  and winning as many  as possible; getting as many points on the board as we can and I am sure then the league position will take care of itself."

Fleetwood are now without a league win in three outings, and Roberts is hoping the short spell  of poor results will soon come to an end. He also highlighted the amount of competition for places in the side, as Graham Alexander again made changes for Tuesday's clash.

"The sooner it is over, the better it is (bad patch). We have to bounce back and we'll look to Saturday, but we'll be training Thursday and we will come back in and prepare for the game properly and hopefully we'll get the win that puts us on a good run.

"There is competition all over. It is not just myself, I think every player in the team has taken a place on the side lines at some point. You need to be in a competitive squad and fight for your shirt through competition. That happens on the training ground and will make sure we have a winning run and a successful season."

Fleetwood visit York City on Saturday, which is a chance to get back winnings ways. 

Roberts concluded: "It is an away game, but we have had a lot of really good performances away from home. It has been disappointing to lose at home this evening but that has gone now, we have got to focus on the next game which is York on Saturday."

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