Fleetwood player Conor Mclaughlin has tasked his fellow defenders with scoring more goals if the team wants a better season that the status quo.
Aside Mclaughlin’s effort, fellow wingback Amari’i Bell scored in two straight games against Southport and Chesterfield. Central defender Cian Bolger also contributed a goal when he grabbed his first league goal for the club against Wimbledon.
“It’s strange – Amari’i said that when he gets one, he usually gets another straight after and now that’s happened to me. If we can chip in and help the strikers, then it will be a better season for us,” Mclaughlin said.
The Northern Ireland player also scored his first international goal this month in the 4-0 victory over Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier.
“It’s an honour even playing for your country, let alone scoring. It’s something I will remember for a long time,” he said of his goal, being the first Fleetwood Town player to score in a senior international game.
Fleetwood coach Uwe Rosler reckons that the team could have picked up all three points during the meeting in the southeast. They were ahead by halftime, but lost their lead to go 1-2 due to goals from Tom Elliott and a controversial penalty offered to Dean Parrett. Rosler said the team should have put the game away when they could but was happy with how they “came back from the disappointment.”