Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander has said that he is extremely happy with the display of his players in the 2-0 win over Carlisle. This was the fourth consecutive victory for the team and it came in the Football League trophy. David Ball and Antoni Sarcevic got on the scoresheet for the home team to register this impressive win. As a result of this victory, they have reached the semifinals of the northern area. Along the way, they have beaten three teams belonging to the division about them. Fleetwood are currently top of the League Two.
Alexander said after the match that this was the kind of performance he was hoping from his players at the start of the season. It was a great team performance and it was hard for him to pick up individual names to highlight. Even though this was a great victory, Alexander has promised that his team will remain grounded in the hunt for promotion to League One. They will have another tough match in the league against Northampton on Saturday. Alexander has said that focus returns to the league and players need to forget about this victory.
“As a performance, that was as near to complete as possible. You can’t pick out any individuals from a performance like that. It’s all about the team and the lads know they can’t do anything on their own. We’re not going to get carried away. We know we’re there to be shot at in the league, being at the top, but the work we do on the training pitch is what gets performances like that [against Carlisle],” said Alexander.
Since they are top of the table, Alexander knows that his team will be there to be shot at. The team have matches against Northampton, Mansfield, and Accrington Stanley in the next few rounds.
The manager of Fleetwood Town, Graham Alexander, has said that he is excited about the arrival of Charley Taylor and he is looking forward to see him play.
Taylor who is a contracted player of Leeds United has joined Fleetwood Town on loan for a brief period of time. He will be at Highbury for just one month. However, Alexander has hinted that if the young left back puts up good performances, his loan spell might get extended.
Talking to the reporters earlier today about Taylor, Alexander said, “He is someone who is highly rated and we are really excited about him.”
“A couple of our main players are injured. So, we had to bring someone in to strengthen our defense. He has joined us for just 30 days initially. Let’s see what happens after that.”
“I think he will have a great time here at Fleetwood. He has got plenty of potential and I am looking forward to watch him in action.”
“He is 20 years of age at the moment and this is the age when you start thinking about doing special things.”
“The most important thing is hunger. No matter how old you are, you must have that hunger for success and Charlie has got that.”
In its last match against Chesterfield, Fleetwood Town was in danger of suffering a defeat at one point of time. They were down by 0-1 with only a few minutes to go, but, with the goal of Jon Parkin in the 89th minute of the match, the Cod Army eventually managed to equalize the scores and got one point.
When asked about that game, Alexander said, “I am not happy with the outcome to be honest. We should have scored the leveller much earlier.”
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The manager of Fleetwood Town, Graham Alexander, is very happy that the holidays are over and the team has started the pre-season training.
Alexander was appointed as Fleetwood manager in the middle of the last season. He had taken over from Micky Mellon who was sacked after Fleetwood’s defeat against Aldershot Town in the second round of FA Cup.
Under Alexander’s guidance, Fleetwood didn’t have that much success in the second half of the last season. The 41 years old Englishman managed The Cod Army in 26 games out of which they won only 7.
Alexander doesn’t want to recall what happened in the last season. He wants to move on and make the next season a successful one for the club.
In the first week of the pre-season training, Alexander focussed only on fitness. The players went through various fitness drills and tried to get their body into perfect shape.
Talking to the reporters a couple of days back, Alexander said, “I had been desperately waiting for the pre-season training to start. I have signed some exciting, young players this summer and I was keen to start working with them.”
“The first week of training has gone fantastically well. The main focus was on fitness. We want everybody to be in good shape before the start of the season.”
“I know that fitness drills are not something which players enjoy the most. But, it needs to be done if we want to have a competitive squad.”
“The environment in the camp is fantastic. The players are gelling well together and enjoying each other’s company.”
“I would like to thank my support staff too. They are doing their jobs with a lot of seriousness.”
Fleetwood Town will start their League Two campaign next season against Dagenham & Redbridge.
Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has revealed that his players should be at their best when the club takes on Sheffield United in the next league match. Preston were struggling in the division before the arrival of Grayson, but he has managed to steady the ship in recent weeks. The club as expected to challenge for promotion spot at the start of the campaign, but they have been a major disappointment. As he builds the team for next season, Grayson has said that it is also important to concentrate on the match against Sheffield United.
The former Huddersfield Town manager already has the experience of beating United, but told the top football blog he needs to pick up his players recently suffered a defeat against Crawley town. The 1-0 defeat has meant that Preston are currently 14th in the table. As a result, there is nothing left to play for in the final match of the season for Preston. Despite this, Grayson wants a good end to the season in order to begin the next on positively. Grayson has said that the team could have had a positive end to the season had they been more energetic in the opening few minutes against Crawley. He has said that the poor start led to the defeat.
“We said to the players don’t go down with a whimper, make sure you give it your all because it is a long way for our supporters to travel. I felt disappointed because we want to win every game we are involved in. I thought we started the game poorly, allowed Crawley to dictate for the first 15 minutes and they got the goal in that time. Crawley looked a good team, they popped it around well and caused us a few problems, but we were a bit lethargic,” said Grayson.
The former Preston North End defender Conor McLaughlin has said that he is looking forward to the next match against Burton Albion after managing to get to back-to-back victories with Fleetwood Town. The 21-year-old is currently with Fleetwood Town after his spell with Preston came to an end recently. The League Two club have been a good run of form in recent weeks, as they have managed to stay unbeaten in the last four matches. This has also been backed up by the three victories in the four matches. As a result, there is a real confidence within the team that they can beat Burton Albion, who will be their opponents this weekend.
McLaughlin has revealed that he is good friends with Shaun Beeley, whose injury resulted in the 21-year-old getting a first-team place. McLaughlin has been an integral part of the team that managed to back-to-back victories against Torquay and Oxford United in the league. This good run of form has meant that Fleetwood are in the play-offs position. Even though the victories in recent matches had been good, McLaughlin has said that they have not been easy victories. Fleetwood Town have had to work extremely hard in order to achieve success in recent weeks according to McLaughlin.
“I’m glad to be playing again and to be part of these two away wins has been fantastic. They were two tough away matches but to come away with six points is brilliant. We’ve had to dig in a little more than we wanted to, but we took maximum points and that’s the main thing. At Oxford we really had to battle. People were putting their bodies in the way of the ball to make sure we got the three points and that’s what we need to be doing,” said the defender.
The former Scotland international Graham Alexander has said that he feels that Fleetwood town is the great place to start his managerial career. The 41-year-old was recently appointed as the successor for the sacked Micky Mellon. This announcement was made by the club on Thursday at Highbury. He has said that he hopes that he can prove himself and the chairman Andy Pille right in the decision that they have taken. Micky Mellon was responsible for getting Fleetwood town into the football league for the first time in their history, but poor results at the start of the season culminated in his sacking recently.
Fleetwood Town recently lost against Aldershot, who are themselves struggling with form, in the FA Cup. The former Burnley and Preston defender has a wealth of experience of having played in a number of leagues in Britain. He was recently involved in the Premier league with Burnley only a few seasons ago. His first game will be coming up against Southend United, and he will be hoping to improve the position of the club, who are currently in the seventh position going into the match. The team still have an outside chance of getting into the League One automatically, as they remain only a handful of points away from the leaders.
“You have to take every opportunity that comes along and this was definitely worth going for. Hopefully I can prove myself right and the chairman [Andy Pilley] right. I want to be successful. There’s no other way to approach professional football. You have to strive to succeed. The club have been doing that for a few years now and hopefully I can take it forward,” said Alexander after assuming position at the club. He has also managed to bring his former colleague Chris Lucketti to the club as well.
Preston North End has defeated Scunthorpe United FC in a League One match played at Glanthorpe Park on Tuesday. Preston won the match by a close margin of 3-2. This was the sixth victory for Preston in the ongoing Football League One. With the help of this victory, Preston has now moved up to no. 8 in the points table.
The Preston team has played 14 matches in the tournament so far out of which the team has secured victory in 6 matches. The Lilywhites have been defeated in 5 matches, while, the rest three matches have ended in a draw. Preston currently has 21 points in 14 matches.
On the other hand, this was the eighth defeat for Scunthorpe in the competition. Due to this defeat, Scunthorpe has moved down to no. 22 in the points table with only 10 points. Scunthorpe has played 14 matches in the ongoing League One so far out of which it has managed to win only two games. Scunthorpe has lost 8 matches, while, in the remaining four matches, the points have been shared.
Nicky Wroe was the hero of Preston’s victory. The English midfielder scored all the three goals for Preston and all those three goals were scored in the first half. Leon Clarke reduced the lead to 3-1 by scoring the first goal for Scunthorpe just before the half time break.
The match became interesting when the score became 3-2 in the 72th minute of the match. It was Karl Hawley who scored the second goal for Scunthorpe. Hawley got the ball outside the penalty box and he just blasted the ball into the left hand corner of the net.
The Scunthorpe team had to find the net at least one more time in order to stop Preston from registering a win, but, that didn’t happen and the Lilywhites grabbed all the three points.
Preston will play its next match against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.
The Preston North end manager Graham Westley has said that he is extremely happy with the attitude shown by his players in the recent Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match against Morecambe. Preston were taking on Morecambe at Deepdale looking to progress to the quarter-final stage of the competition. Despite struggling with form in the league, they have been looking to take advantage of the brilliant run they have had so far in the cup competitions. However, the match against Morecambe was a crucial test, but Preston came out in the successful manner after beating the opposition 4-2.
The club were coming into the match on the back of the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Oldham athletic during the weekend. The Preston manager Westley admitted that his players were short on confidence ahead of this match, but they showed the right attitude to take them through to the quarter-finals of this competition. He is now hoping that the club will get the opportunity to play at Wembley if they win the next two matches. Preston were expected to challenge for promotion spot, but they are currently outside the play-offs position in the eighth position. They have 17 points from the 11 matches played so far.
“We needed to bounce back after a disppointing performance at the weekend. I thought the guys put in a terrific second-half performance, especially after going 1-0 down. I’ve said to the lads who haven’t been involved over the past few weeks that they have a special responsibility, because it’s the work they do then which dictates the success they have when they get in the side,” said the Preston manager after the match. The club will also be hoping to use this great result going into the match against Milton Keynes in the league during the weekend.
Fleetwood Town has defeated Kilmarnock by 4-0 in a pre season friendly match. The banned midfielder of Queens Park Rangers, Joey Barton, played for Fleetwood Town in this match. He played in the match for 45 minutes. Barton has been banned by the Queens Park Rangers for 12 matches due to his behaviour in a match against Manchester City in the last season. Barton misbehaved with many players of Manchester City and his behaviour was certainly not acceptable.
After the match, the QPR immediately banned Barton. He was also fined heavily by the club. Barton admitted his mistake after the match and said that he should not have behaved in that manner. He was not in a right frame of mind at that time and he deserves to be punished. Barton was also terminated from the captaincy. He wasn’t allowed to practice with QPR during the ban period. So, he has been practicing with the squad of Fleetwood Town since then. Barton joined QPR in the last season and he captained the team in his very first match for the club. His first goal for QPR was against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He performed pretty well for QPR in the last season, but, in the last match of the season against Manchester City on 13th may, he did something which harmed his reputation big time.
After the match against Kilmarnock, Barton said that he is grateful to the authorities of Fleetwood Town that they allowed him to practice with the squad. On being asked about the Fleetwood squad, Barton said that there are some talented guys in the Fleetwood team and the team is on the right track. On being asked about that awful incident against Manchester City, Barton said that he did a mistake that day and he has learnt a lesson from that mistake.