Fleetwood Town players down at Dale draw

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Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander revealed his players were kicking themselves having not taken the chances to beat League Two leaders Rochdale.

“I think it was a game we could have won,” said Alexander. “We should have to be fair. We played really well, especially first half.

“We’re disappointed, the lads are disappointed. But it’s a point gained.

“We have to take that kind of performance into every game we’ve got for the rest of the season. If we can do that we’ll put ourselves in a great position.

“It was two good football teams who didn’t want to give much away.

“We knew that from the first game we played against them. It was a similar story

“If anyone was going to win it, it was going to be us.

“But Rochdale were in a position where they didn’t have to come and win, considering their league position.

“We played a good attacking game, played some good football, defended well, kept Rochdale down to a couple of chances.”

But Alexander was delighted to see his men open up such a strong side so many times.

He said: “I think we got ourselves into some great positions where you just wanted that final ball.

“It’s the hardest ball in football, that last bit of quality to set up a good chance.

“We had it a couple of times but didn’t have the final touch.

“There’s plenty of positives but it was a game we were looking to win, we’re disappointed not to.”

While the focus is always on the next game, Fleetwood now preparing for next week’s trip to Oxford, Alexander knows they need to still be in the shake up come May 3.

He told The Gazette: “We want something to play for on that final day.

“We want to take it right to the last day.”