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Schumacher: Our best away performance for some time

30 November 2014

Midfielder rues fine margins in Wiltshire

Midfielder Steven Schumacher cut a frustrated figure at the County Ground on Saturday afternoon, and believed his side were worthy of a point in Wiltshire.

The Cod Army went down to a late Ben Gladwin header in the 87th minute, which condemned Town to their second successive defeat.

But Schumacher admitted that the performance against the high-flying Robins was one of Fleetwood’s best for some time.

He said: “We were on the wrong side of a result again, and I think performance wise that was the best we’ve played away from home for a long while.

“The gaffer told us after the game that he was really happy in general with how the first half of the season has gone, as we’ve been in every single game that we’ve played.

“Fine margins are probably the difference from us being in the top three or four or in the middle of the table.

“We had some really good chances but didn’t manage to take them. We conceded from a set-piece which is poor from our part.”

Graham Alexander’s men are still to lose a game by more than one goal this season, something Schumacher views as a positive.

“It’s frustrating but I think it’s a good sign as well. It shows we’re a strong side and not a side that gets rolled over and battered by three or four goals.

“We’re always in games and have always got a chance, and that was our memo at the start of the season, and the gaffer asked us to be competitive in every single game.

“We’re not coming up against teams who are wiping the floor with us. Swindon are top of the league, so too Bristol City, and we’ve given them good games.

“As long as we carry on that and keep believing in what we’re doing, I think we’ll be okay.”

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