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Alexander: Supporters were different class

16 August 2014

Manager delighted with the day all around for Fleetwood Town

Graham Alexander sang his players praises after Town’s deserved victory against Notts County at Meadow Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Jamie Proctor’s header on the stroke of half time separated the two sides and ensured the Cod Army’s 100% winning start to the League One season.

It was Proctor’s second goal in as many games for Fleetwood having scored on his debut against Crewe Alexandra last weekend.

Speaking to the Club’s official website after the game, a delighted Alexander said: “I thought we were exceptional in the first half. We kept Notts County at bay, and some of the football we played and the tempo we played it at was superb.

"We got the goal we fully deserved just before half time, and I thought if we’d taken a bit more care in the final third on a couple of occasions then we could have scored a couple more.”

The manager paid tribute to his team and the way they played, but was happy to see the fans leave with smiles on their faces: “We got into some great positons in the first half and played some lovely football, but it was just that final pass.

"We got the goal we definitely deserved, and it was a great goal from Jamie. It was a great win for us and I’m pleased we gave our great band of supporters something to cheer about.

"There’s nothing better than when you come away and you see your supporters bouncing up and down in the stands.”

Town responded well to early second half pressure from Shaun Derry’s side, and Alexander admitted that he expected a reaction from County: ’We knew there would be a reaction from them in the second half, but we dealt with that reasonably well.

"Every team we play against this season are going to have a spell where they come into it, but to come to a famous club like this one and win 1-0 is pleasing. It’s a great day for the club and everyone connected with it.”

Asked about Proctor’s early contribution to the Club, Alexander replied: “It’s down to Jamie now and what he wants to do with his career. Like I said last week, he’s got all the tools but he just has to know what he’s good at and stick to it. When he does that he causes all sorts of problems, but he was just one of a number of players who were outstanding today.”

The Cod Army now travel to Glanford Park on Tuesday night to face familiar opposition in the form of Scunthorpe: “We know Scunthorpe well from last season and they got beat today so they’ll be hurting. If we can put performances in like that week in week out then we’ll win more games than we lose. It comes from hard work though and knowing what we’re good at.”

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