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Alexander: New training structure will benefit us this season

13 August 2015

Boss takes his side to Oldham Athletic on Saturday

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander believes the Club’s new training structure will benefit his Town players this season.

The management have altered the Cod Army’s training schedule at their new base at Poolfoot Farm in Thornton.

Alexander takes his side to Oldham Athletic on Saturday for their first away game of the season, and is looking to build on last weekend’s point against Southend United.

Ahead of the clash, he said: “We have changed the training structure a little bit this year with the new facilities that we have and the new look of the squad.

“We felt that if we changed the training structure about a little bit we could get more coaching hours into the players.

“It means we come in a day after the game which allows us to prepare for the next match alongside the players having the right recovery from the night before.

“Only time will tell if it works or not. We have an open mind to things and the players have bought into this.

“They are doing a lot of work out on the training pitch but it will take time, it will not happen overnight. We will work hard every hour to get it right.”

Town fell to a narrow defeat at Boundary Park last year, with Jonathan Forte’s penalty just before the break earning the Latics all three points.

“We travelled well to Oldham Athletic last season but unfortunately we were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline. 

“It is a good place to go and play football. It is a tight ground and it is always a good atmosphere and our players will respond to that.

“They have some very good players. We are expecting yet again another tough game as they do have some decent individuals.

“They have got a new manager in charge now who is putting his mark on things, but it’s what we do on the day.

“If we defend and attack in the right way then we will put ourselves in a good place to get the right result.”

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