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Fleetwood Town's Stephen Dobbie comes under pressure from Barnsley's Kane Hemmings
Fleetwood Town's Stephen Dobbie comes under pressure from Barnsley's Kane Hemmings
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Graham Alexander insists he won’t let frustration get the better of him, keeping faith in his squad despite Fleetwood Town’s three-game goal drought.

Alexander insists Town must just see out their sticky patch in front of goal.

He said:“I think if we’d drawn 0-0 and not had any chances I’d be scratching my head and looking at the changing room.

“But, you know, you go through spells when you conceded more than you’d like and equally you go through spells where you don’t score as much as you’d like. You have to see that through.

“We’re in a period where we’re not taking our opportunities but the defensive side of our play is excellent. That’s in all positions. You have to keep the faith, we’ve got good players, they’re going to score goals. We just have to keep on going.”

But Alexander insists Fleetwood’s performance, goals aside, was one of the best he’d seen since promotion to League One.

He said: “You’re never going to dominate any opponent, at any level, for 90 minutes.

“I think the first half was the best we’ve played without scoring a goal.

“I though first half we were exceptional, we played so well and dominated.

“We were even better than we were at the weekend. But you’ve got to score when you’re on top. You’ve got to take at least one opportunity and we didn’t.

But Alexander insisted facing the likes of Barnsley was what Town’s journey from non-league was all about.

”Nights like this are what all the work that’s been put in, before any of us were here, is all about,” said the Fleetwood boss.

“And we played well. It shows how far this club has come but we want to go further because we’re ambitious people.”