New wing role helps Amari’i fly

Amari'i Bell celebrates his goal against Chesterfield
Amari'i Bell celebrates his goal against Chesterfield
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Fleetwood defender Amari’i Bell is relishing his new lease of life as one of Town’s wing wizards.

Bell and his fellow full-back Conor McLaughlin have been pushed forward by boss Uwe Rosler into more attacking wing-back roles since their 4-1 FA Cup first round replay win over Southport last week.

Bell followed his first Town goal in 71 games in the next game, the 2-1 win over Chesterfield, and teed up David Ball in the 3-0 win over Shrewsbury earlier this week.

McLaughlin also found the net against Shrewsbury and Bell is enjoying his more attacking role.

He said: “To get a second goal back-to-back I’m very pleased with myself.

“I just want to continue that form. I really enjoy playing there (at wing-back).

“I’ve played there previously so I know that role a little bit but it is good to start playing it again to understand it more.

“It allows me to get forward more as well which I like doing and I really enjoy playing there.”

The back-to-back league wins have seen Fleetwood rise to eighth in the League One table and Rosler’s men are just a point off the play-offs.

Bell said: “I try not to look (the table) too much; I try and concentrate on the next game and take every game as it comes.”