Grezza hungry for more goals

Fleetwood Town players look on in horror as Coventry City's Simeon Jackson steers the ball over the line to score the equalising goal

Fleetwood Town players look on in horror as Coventry City's Simeon Jackson steers the ball over the line to score the equalising goal

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Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander wants to see his side defend a one goal lead by striking out for a second.

Alexander was delighted by his side’s attacking intent and first half dominance at Coventry and wants to see a repeat, over 90 minutes, when Bradford City visit Highbury on Boxing Day.

“Unless it’s the last 10 minutes and we have to put another defender on we’ll push for goals,” said Alexander.

“We kept two forwards on for most of the half and didn’t get a grip on it.

“The best form of defence is to try and put a team on the back foot.

“It didn’t work for us second half. But we’ll take the same ideas into the next game and, hopefully, go for the win.”

Town put in a superb first half show in front of more than 10,000 at the Ricoh Arena.

“It’s frustrating we didn’t come away with all three (points),” said Alexander.

“Over the 90 minutes a point is fair, but given the way we played in the first half we could have been two or three up.

“We’d have been in an even better position.

“In that half we were superb and we just needed another one to give us that extra cushion.

“You know you’re going to be under pressure second half away from home.

“That was the case and, unfortunately, we just lost concentration on the goal and it’s cost us a couple of points.

“That’s football and at the moment a lot of our general play is excellent.

“The defending and discipline in the team is excellent.

“It’s just a matter of scoring more goals than the opposition. That’s what we’ve got to improve on.

“But first half I was so pleased, we dominated the attacking play and should have had more. They had pressure but I can’t remember any clear cut chances.”