Alexander previews re-arranged clash at Newport County
Manager Graham Alexander is preparing for Fleetwood Town’s run of three straight Sky Bet League 2 matches away from home – starting at Newport County on Tuesday evening.
The Cod Army, who were originally due to face the Exiles in Wales during February, will remake the long journey after the Rodney Parade pitch was deemed unplayable over three weeks ago.
Town head into the fixture off the back of a goalless draw against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, and Alexander wants to keep his squad fresh ahead of further trips to Torquay United and Bury.
He said: “We’ve got a quick turnaround after Saturday’s game and there are two long trips this week, so we have to look after the players physically as best as we can.
“We need to travel down and be best prepared for the game as possible. We’re looking to recover from Saturday and I’m sure there will be a game on this time.
“It was disappointing to have the original game called off having travelled, but this is just part of the course.”
The Fleetwood boss is waiting to hear the extent of Bobby Grant’s injury which the on-loan Blackpool winger picked up against the Wombles on Saturday.
“The surgeon who saw him before is seeing him again so we’ll just have to wait and see on Bobby - we just hope he’s okay,” said Alexander.
And reflecting on great support from the Cod Army on Saturday, he added: “I thought the fans were fantastic considering the result we had against Plymouth on Tuesday.
“We now have to repay the support from our followers at Newport with a positive result and performance.”
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