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Barton keen for side to bounce back on Tuesday

19 August 2019

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Fleetwood Town head coach Joey Barton believes there are many positives to take forward into Tuesday night’s match against Wycombe Wanderers.

Despite Fleetwood’s narrow 3-2 defeat away at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon, the Cod Army have still picked up six points from their opening three Sky Bet League One fixtures, courtesy of victories against Peterborough United and AFC Wimbledon.

Ahead of Tuesday’s test against Wycombe, Barton says his side are keen to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat.

“There were many positives on Saturday, but we have to learn to keep that back door closed and that is the reality,” said Barton.

“We have enough attacking threat going forward to cause teams lots of problems, but also we need to be able to see out a game. Whether we are at 2-2 or at 0-0, we need to learn.

“I was disappointed for the lads because they worked tirelessly to get themselves back into the game. It’s nice to have a game so soon, but we know Tuesday will be a tough test for us.”

Town now head into back-to-back home games with Gareth Ainsworth side up first before Accrington on Saturday, and Barton knows it won’t be an easy match with Wycombe currently third in the league table.

He added: “We now have a tough fixture on Tuesday night against Wycombe at home.

“There is no time for us to feel sorry for ourselves as there are plenty of games to play.

“It would have been nice to go into the game with a win under our belts, but there is no point looking back. This division rewards teams who look forward so let’s learn from our mistakes.”

Fleetwood fans in the United Kingdom and overseas can watch the match live on iFollow for just £10. This will give you uninterrupted full match commentary alongside video coverage at Highbury Stadium. Click HERE to buy your video match pass.


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