Mellon’s feet remain firmly on the ground

Blue Square Bet Premier League match between Fleetwood Town and Alfreton Town.'Gareth Seddon scores the second goal. PIC BY ROB LOCK'25-2-2012
Blue Square Bet Premier League match between Fleetwood Town and Alfreton Town.'Gareth Seddon scores the second goal. PIC BY ROB LOCK'25-2-2012
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MANAGER Micky Mellon insists he won’t get carried away as his Fleetwood Town side extended their lead at the top of the Conference to five points, and their unbeaten league run to 19 games.

Wrexham would still be two points behind Mellon’s side if they won their game in hand, so the Town boss insists there’s work still to be done.

He said: “It’s five points, but all that is for us is a cushion.

“We’ve got to keep going and keep winning games, and not worry about what other people are doing.”

Mellon praised his side for a professional performance against a determined Alfreton side.

He said: “We were fantastic today. The whole team worked very hard and I’m delighted they kept a clean sheet because that’s something I’ve been giving them stick for this week.

“It’s just been something for us to focus on because we’re always looking to improve things.

“We want to keep producing good-looking football for the fantastic fans here at Highbury.

“Today was going to be a test against a well-organised and physical side, and I’m very proud of the performance.”

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Mellon was keen to see his side close down space and pressure the Alfreton defence, something he feel the team achieved.

He said: “I’ve asked Andy Mangan to get in and run at his full-back.

“He’s done that and you can see the result of that with the third goal. We wanted to play a little bit differently and pressure the ball more, and that is something we’ve worked at.”

There was praise too for two-goal hero Gareth Seddon.

Mellon said: “He gives us a different dimension.

“It’s his job to score goals, and he knows he has to do that, because if he doesn’t there are others looking to get the chance.

“It’s very good to see him among the goals.”