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Pressley left frustrated after Highbury stalemate

23 January 2016

Town had a number of chances to win in the second half

Fleetwood Town manager Steven Pressley was left frustrated after this afternoon’s 0-0 draw against Doncaster Rovers at Highbury.

Town created a number of opportunities in the second half to win the game, and hit the bar late on through Jimmy Ryan’s crashing effort.

The draw maintained the unbeaten run to the year, and the Cod Army next take on Walsall in a rearranged fixture on home soil on Tuesday night.

Pressley said: “I’m frustrated after that game today. We obviously remain unbeaten in 2016 but we’ve drawn too many games recently and have to turn those into wins.

“In the first half we were a little bit tentative with our passing and weren’t aggressive enough, but addressed that at half time and gave a really good second half performance.

“It became a game of wave after wave of attack from ourselves, and we just didn’t manage to find that killer moment. All in all I was really pleased with the effort.

“We’re a very fit team and it’s been evident recently that the longer the game goes we start to dominate it and look the better side.

“It was a really good game of football with both teams going for it. I’m just disappointed for the group again because at the moment in time they’re working really hard.

“There’s many, many positives to take from the game, and I feel over the course of the 90 minutes we deserved the three points.

“The introduction of the two new players was good and encouraging, and both of them brought a brightness to the game.

“Devante hasn’t even trained with the group yet and Alex has only had one day with them. In terms of what they gave us was good speed and movement.

“It’s pleasing to be able to make that sort of substitution because we’ve now got some really good strength on the bench.”

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