FLEETWOOD Town still have a man-sized job on their hands to get into the Football League – but training is almost like being in a kids’ play-ground, according to manager Micky Mellon.
To beat off the concerted attempts of Wrexham in the race for top spot is anything but child’s play, but Mellon says the players are approaching the task with a mixture of boyish enthusiasm allied to steely determination to finish the job off.
Speaking before the trip to bottom-of-the-table Bath City tomorrow, Mellon said: “When you come to the training-ground, it is just like a kindergarten and such a lively place.
“The team spirit we have at Fleetwood is unbelievable, but that is something that has not just happened, but has been built-up over the last few years,”
Fleetwood take on a Bath side who have lost 12 matches on their home patch this season, but the Fleetwood boss is ignoring his rivals’ league placing.
Tomorrow Fleetwood embark on a six-match run-in to the end of the Blue Square Bet Premier season, six points ahead of Wrexham, who have a game in hand.
And Mellon said: “I wouldn’t swap our position in the table with anyone else.
“This team has been fully focused for a while now and there is a desperation to keep doing well.
“We don’t want to be beaten by anyone in those six games and that is our motto – the prize at the end of it is fantastic and we are relaxed about everything.”
Fleetwood were travelling down to the west country today with a training session at the end of it to shake off the stresses and strains of the trip to Somerset.
They took an 18-strong squad down, among them hot-shot striker Jamie Vardy, who has fully shaken off the effects of a chest infection.
He was only fit enough to be named on the bench against Mansfield Town last Saturday, but came on as a substitute to score in the 2-0 win over Mansfield.
One notable omission continues to be midfielder Jamie Milligan, who is still struggling with a back.
There remains a question-mark over whether he will be able to play again this season.