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Alexander explains supporters important role at Highbury

20 November 2014

Town haven't lost at Highbury since February

A welcome return to Highbury awaits Graham Alexander and his Fleetwood Town squad on Saturday afternoon when they take on an in-form Walsall side.

Alongside table toppers Bristol City, Town have the best home record in League One, and last tasted defeat on the Fylde Coast in February.

Walsall are currently unbeaten in four games having picked up three wins and a draw in recent weeks, which has seen them move up to 16th place.

The Cod Army kept the pressure on their play-off rivals with victory over Yeovil Town at Huish Park last weekend, and will look to build upon the result.

Speaking ahead of the game, Alexander said: “We’ve played against some very good opposition at home this season and have managed to get something out of each game.

“It’s important because it gives you a good base to maintain your league position or improve it.

“It was good to get that win last week on the road to break that run, but we need to work hard to maintain that run at home.

“Walsall are not going to come here and lie down because they’re a good team and play some good football. 

“We have to make sure we’re at it and get in their faces and stop them playing, so we can produce our football.

“We’re looking forward to the game as it’ll be a good footballing game, and it’s obviously one we’re looking to win.

“They’ve been in and around League One for a long time now, so we know they’re going to come here and make it hard for us.

“They’ve got a good defensive record, similar to ours, and like to get the ball down. We believe we can make it hard for any opposition that comes to Highbury.

“The supporters have helped us in that respect and have got behind us when we’ve been down in games, and the players have responded to that.”

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