Head Coach Uwe Rosler has spoken with pride as Fleetwood battled to a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Tuesday night.
The former Premier League champions led twice, but goals from two of his substitutes Aiden O’Neill and Wes Burns leveled the game to earn a memorable point for the Cod Army.
Rosler has praised his team and recognised the point as a momentous one for the club.
“The result is a great one for us as a football club to come to a place like this and get a point,” said Rosler.
“First half, like we expected, Blackburn had more of the ball but never really threatened. We defended in the box really well.
“There was always a plan in the second half. We fancied ourselves that the longer the game went on.”
Rosler’s substitutions had the desired effect, with both O’Neill and Burns coming off the bench and scoring.
“The substitutions gave us energy, and I’m very happy. We showed great character,” added Rosler.
“We had some tired legs today in the first half. They had too much of the ball in the first half, but in the second it was good, we were strong on the ball.
“We lost Bobby to injury, which is a pity, but Aiden [O’Neill] came in and started really well. He made the poor pass that provided their first goal but after that he was terrific.”
Rosler has commended his side’s second half showing as they adapted to their oppositions change in shape, and says he always believed his side would score goals.
“On the pitch we didn’t read their play well enough after their substitutions,” said the German.
“But after that we certainly took the game by the scruff of the neck, created chances, got the equaliser and then took a step back. Then we backed ourselves and we backed our fitness.
“We always score – I have that belief – either from open play or set pieces and I see that point like a win against a very good footballing side.”