Haughton stars in Fleetwood’s 5-1 win over Wolves

Fleetwood's Nick Haughton in action against Barnsley

Fleetwood's Nick Haughton in action against Barnsley

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Nick Haughton scored four times as Fleetwood Town’s development squad trounced Wolves 5-1 at Poolfoot Farm.

Town found themselves a goal down early on but responded well through a double from Haughton before a trialist added to the lead before the break.

Further goals from Haughton in the second half made sure of the win over the Championship club and extended the group’s unbeaten run to three games.

Development squad boss Barry Nicholson said: “I’m delighted for Nick scoring four goals.

“He’s obviously not had the season that everybody expected of him this year after finishing last year on a high.

“He’s not featured as much as he probably would have liked but he’s come into our team and scored four goals. He’s stuck a couple of penalties away.

“His attitude has been excellent since coming into the group. It’s important that the first-team lads just do things right when they play for the development squad.

“They need to keep themselves ticking over because you never know when the manager might want them, so Nick has done himself no harm at all.”

Scot Nicholson admitted that it was probably his team’s best performance of the campaign.

He said: “The performance was up there with one of the best performances of the season.

“The lads were brilliant once again and I’m pleased for them.

“Overall the application, work rate and everything that goes with it was excellent.

“We played some good stuff in some quite difficult conditions.”