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Alexander: We're evolving as a Club and a team

17 August 2015

Boss wants his players to respond to weekend defeat

Graham Alexander takes his Fleetwood Town side to Bury on Tuesday evening looking to pick up their first three points of the campaign.

A home draw to Southend United on the opening day was followed by defeat away at Oldham Athletic last Saturday, and Alexander wants his team to bounce back.

The two sides last met in Greater Manchester in March 2014 when goals from Antoni Sarcevic and Jamille Matt earned the Cod Army a share of the spoils.

Speaking ahead of the clash, he said: “Frustration from Saturday is still there but there’s no point in looking back and trying to change that because it’s happened.

“I watched the game back yesterday and we created lots of opportunities but are just not taking them at the moment.

“We won’t change the course of our path, we will continue to work in the way we are and continue to try and improve the players.

“Even if we’d won the last two games we’d still be doing the same things, so we have to look at the positives and just feed them to the players.

“When we started this process over 12 months ago we didn’t envisage it being an overnight success, and we did talk about the problems we might have.

“As board and management staff we spoke about the process we have to go through with young and inexperienced players.

“We’d obviously liked to have got more points over the past couple of games, but we’re only two games into a season where we’re evolving the Club as well as the team.

“These things don’t happen overnight and we’ll stay patient with it and look to improve the squad every day.

“We still have the same drive and ambition as a Club but it’s not a quick fix programme we’re going through now.

“It’s all about building and bringing players through our own system, as well identifying young talent elsewhere and bringing them into the Club.

“I agree with the formula which has been put in place to create a different Club to what it has been over the past 10 years. We’re only two games into it.”

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