Blair: No better way to go up

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Matty Blair made it three wins from three on the hallowed turf of Wembley as Fleetwood Town won promotion to League One.

The winger couldn’t keep up his impressive scoring record at the home of English football but was able to help Fleetwood Town to a famous victory on one of the biggest days in the club’s history.

Matty Blair

Matty Blair

“My record at Wembley is pretty good, “ Blair said after the 1-0 win over Burton Albion.

“Let’s hope we continue and keep it that way.”

Antoni Sarcevic’s goal 15 minutes from full-time sealed the win and promotion.

And Blair, a double Wembley hero with York City previously, knows what it means to everyone involved on the day.

He said: “I think you just had to look around to see what it means. It’s the best feeling I’ve had in football.

“For the fans who’ve travelled down it must be the same.

“It’s amazing for everyone involved with Fleetwood Town to come to Wembley and win.”

Fleetwood, like Queen’s Park Rangers and Rotherham United before them, made the most of the Wembley celebrations, climbing the steps to the Royal Box and enjoying a champagne moment on the pitch.

And Blair admitted there was nothing quite like it.

He said: “I’d like to have been champions but if you want excitement and drama, you want the feeling. Wembley is the best.

“It was a special moment, I hope all the lads remember it for a long time.”

Blair had a dazzling first half as Fleetwood created plenty of chances without finding a way past Dean Lyness in the Brewers goal.

Burton battled back in the second half but Sarcevic’s free-kick strike was enough to settle the clash.

Blair said: “I got on the ball a lot more in the first half than I did second half. The ball wasn’t coming to me as much.

“But it was always going to be a tight game. We always knew we had the quality in the squad.

“It’s taken a free-kick to do it, but it doesn’t matter. We’ve done it now and we’re going to enjoy the feeling.”

It’s been a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the winger, who spent a spell out on loan at Northampton but has become a 
regular in the Fleetwood side towards the back end of the campaign.

The 23-year-old is now looking for a more consistent run in League One.

Blair said: “I actually think it’s been a poor season that’s ended really well. It’s the best end.

“I’ve been delighted with the way it’s finished. It’s been a great 10 or 12 games, or whatever it has been.

“I now need to do that over a whole season.”

But for now it’s all about the celebrations and Blair urged the Fleetwood faithful to savour the moment.

He said: “It’s a special day out, everybody gets together gets up for it.

“They have a beer and celebrate. Sympathy to the Burton fans but it’s a special day a lot of people will remember for a long time.”