Uwe Rosler says he is happy to see his side reach the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup after from behind to beat Chorley on Monday night.
Rosler’s last substitute Jack Sowerby scored an injury time winner against the National League North Side to see the Cod Army win 2-1 at Victory Park.
He saw his side go a goal behind courtesy of a Marcus Carver effort; but despite this and also being a man down; he is pleased to get through what was a tricky cup tie.
“I am happy we’ve got through,” said Rosler.
“We were nowhere near our best in the first half. My players were second best but I have to give Chorley credit for how they played. They used the conditions far better than we did.
“In the last 30 minutes we were down to 10 men and had our backs against the wall; but our substitutes made an impact and then we showed our mentality of that never say die attitude.
“We go away with a valuable lesson. You need to earn the right to play football by winning your duels.”
Rosler felt that his players’ fitness played a big part in the game and with the introduction of his substitutes; he felt that was the difference.
“Fresh legs were an impact,” added Rosler.
“They opened the game for us and they couldn’t stand with us, and that is understandable because they are three divisions below us.
“Chorley played really well in the match but that is football.”
Fleetwood will now host Hereford in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup after Monday night’s victory.
“I am happy to get a home draw. I don’t think we have had a home tie since I have been at the club, but I am not thinking about Hereford now.
“I am thinking of the games ahead against Carlisle and MK Dons. I need to see who is now ready for those games.”