Simon Grayson is tired of repeating himself as his Fleetwood Town side continue to stutter at this early stage of the season.
Things didn’t appear to be too rosy at Fleetwood as on the weekend Grayson’s side squandered a 1-0 lead, eventually losing 2-1 to Lincoln City as Anthony Scully fired in a spot kick with three minutes remaining. This is now the Lancashire side’s third defeat of the season after they suffered an opening day 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth, coupled with a 2-1 defeat in the Carabao Cup to Stoke City.
Grayson is growing ever more frustrated with his players following these disappointing results.
Speaking to Fleetwood Today, Grayson said: “Again I can stand here and say how well we played but we’ve lost another game, we can’t keep making mistakes. Yes, we’re a young group but those players have to learn from their mistakes they are making at times.”
Whilst this current Fleetwood side is young and have shown glimpses of promise, Grayson has reinforced the importance of getting results in the cut-throat industry of professional football.
He continued: “We said the same thing against Portsmouth and against Stoke in the Cup. Yes, we have had a good 45 minutes here and there, but football is all about results. I know we’re playing well but we all have to believe the first win is just around the corner, whether that be the staff or the players. Whether you’re 36 or you’re 18, it’s the same results-driven business.”
This Fleetwood side will need to dust themselves down quickly as it’s a quick turnaround to Hillsborough on Tuesday night for the Cod Army as they face recently relegated Sheffield Wednesday in what is set to be a very tricky evening if this current slump Fleetwood are suffering is anything to go by.
Grayson is right to warn his players of the importance of getting results over playing attractive football especially at this period of the season when teams look to set a marker down on their targets for the season.
League One is a notoriously very difficult and unpredictable league to navigate, so it’s paramount that Fleetwood Town get some much-needed points on the board very soon otherwise they risk being cut a drift at the bottom and with a young inexperienced side, that does not bode well at all.