Manager hopes for turnaround on Tuesday against Rovers
Manager Graham Alexander wants to repay the Cod Army supporters who travelled to watch Fleetwood Town’s 3-0 defeat at Exeter City – starting against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.
Town’s five-game unbeaten run came to an end in the South West on Saturday as the Grecians picked a crucial three points in their League Two survival battle.
And Alexander wants to prove a point when Town return to Highbury to take on the Gas.
“We have to go out and show that we care for this club and that we care about our jobs,” he said.
“We’re still massively disappointed from the result against Exeter. We shot ourselves in the foot with set pieces, giving poor set pieces away and not defending them properly.
“Part of the disappointment on Saturday is that people have followed us to the other end of the country and we’ve given them nothing to cheer or go home talking about, apart from negative things.
“It leaves us with a sour taste in the mouth when we don’t reward that good support with results.
“There was nothing in the game before the first goal and especially the second and third.
“After that it became difficult for us, obviously we were 3-0 down away from home.
“We threatened on occasions to get a goal back, but by then we’d thrown the points away by our own inadequacy at set pieces.”
The Town boss felt defeat at St James Park reiterates his point that there are no easy matches in League Two.
“Saturday proves there are no easy games,” Alexander said. “We have to earn the right to win games, including against Bristol Rovers.
“We have to pick a team which we think we will beat Bristol Rovers, regardless of Saturday’s result.”
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