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Alexander: Finishing touch has cost us at Boundary Park

15 August 2015

Town had penalty claims waved away late on

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander spoke of his disappointment at Town’s inability to score in their away defeat to Oldham Athletic.

Danny Philliskirk converted the game’s only goal in the 37th minute following a long ball and flick on despite the Cod Army dominating the majority of play.

Speaking to the media at the final whistle, the boss rued the missed chances and the goal that was conceded.

He said: “The goal we conceded was extremely poor, in any way I want to describe it. No tactics, no masterplan is needed.

“It was a long kick from the goalkeeper to the centre forward who flicked it on to the other one and an easy goal. It’s that simple.

“We’d created more than enough chances before that and afterwards we should have had a penalty at the end.

“I think we’re just snatching at things or not concentrating enough when we do get the opportunities.”

Adding: “I’ve got to say we’re creating chances and getting in the positions we’re asking them to.

“We got into some great positions, the majority of the time in good enough positions to finish but we didn’t do that.

“We just didn’t get the finishing touch we needed, it is the hardest thing in football.

“Unfortunately, at the moment we have a slight problem with sticking it in the back of the net because our play to create the chances is good.

“The position of the players is good, we just need that one to go in and hopefully it’ll open the gates.

“We just have to keep working and believing in the players that we have.”

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