Manager's thoughts after AFC Wimbledon game
Manager Graham Alexander praised the Cod Army fans after they showed their vocal support for the team from start to finish against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Town were held to a goalless draw by the men from the Capital, however they put in a whole hearted display in front of their home supporters at Highbury.
Unfortunately Fleetwood were unable to find the finishing touch to collect all three points, but boss Alexander was pleased with the way his side responded after Tuesday’s result against Plymouth.
“We looked solid and the lads worked their socks off for the team this afternoon,” said the manager.
“They showed that they care which is a massive positive is for me and the supporters.
“We grew into the game as time went on and we created a couple of great goal scoring opportunities.
“It was a little bit of building process following Tuesday’s massive disappointment and to get a point and a clean sheet is a good start but we were looking to win the game.
“We will go down to Newport on Tuesday night and do our best to build on today’s performance and collect all three points.
“We are on the road now for three consecutive games, with the next two long distances trips and I hope we take the following that we do always.
“The supporters were fantastic today and they stayed with the team throughout the game even when we were toiling at times but they could see the players working hard.
“We could hear the drum and we could hear the fans singing all game. They were fantastic and they stayed right behind the lads and applauded the players afterwards.
“That is the kind of support we need. It is valued but we need it as well especially when we have tough times and I thought they were all fantastic and the players could feel the support.
“It means a lot. We want to give them the performances that they deserve.”
Finally, Alexander concluded by saying he doesn’t know the full extent of Bobby Grant’s injury after the on loan attacker was substituted midway through the first half.
“It has been the tale of the last couple of months for us with injuries. We don’t know the extent of Bobby’s injury just yet because it is so soon after the game but he has obviously hurt himself.
“If Bobby was on for the duration of the game I do think he would have provided the team with the quality we needed in the final third but unfortunately he has gone down with an injury.”
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