Alexander delighted with win
Fleetwood Town Manager Graham Alexander has stated his delighted at his sides hard-fought 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers at Highbury on Monday.
A Josh Morris wonder goal was enough for Fleetwood to gain three very valuable points in the race for an automatic spot.
The result seems even more impressive, as Town had to play around 75 minutes of the game with ten men, following Alan Goodall’s sending off.
And Alexander was quick to praise his players character during his post match interview with the clubs official Media team.
The former Preston North End favourite stated.
We heard that Rochdale were drawing before we came out, so it was important that we picked up three points.
“We went down to ten men after 12-13 minutes, but from then we were fantastic.
“The work rate, the discipline and the good football they showed when they got the ball down and to win 1-0 with ten men for 80 minutes is a fantastic achievement.
“They needed the points just as much as we did coming into the game and we knew what it was going to be like from the start.
“We go down to ten men and that changed the emphasis of the game, but we kept up right until the last eight or nine minutes because we wanted to go and win the game.
“We wanted to keep them back so we defended by attacking. It worked out like that, but I thought the work rate of the midfielder players was unbelievable today; the ground they covered was fantastic.”
The Fishermen have now won their last two League fixtures, and are unbeaten in their last six, with two games to play.
Alexander also praised Josh Morris, with the young midfielder smashing home a delightful left footed volley into the far corner, with his goal being the winner of course.
Continuing his chat with the club’s Media team, the Coventry native stated.
“He was buoyed by his first-ever goal last week and he was really pleased by that, which turned out to be the winner, and he’s done it again this week.
“We know Josh’s quality on the ball, he’s great work ethic as well and keeps the ball very well.
“He’s got a bright future and he gives us a good balance on that left side of midfield and it was a fantastic strike.”
Fleetwood, who are already guaranteed a play-off spot, host Southend on Saturday, before making the trip to Chesterfield to end the regular season.
By Ben Reardon