MICKY Mellon gave a familiar post-match press briefing, hailing another highly satisfying Fleetwood Town performance while insisting on total focus until the finish line, now tantalisingly close, is crossed.
Reflecting on the 22nd victory in their 26-match unbeaten Premier run, the manager said: “It is always difficult to pick up points at this time of the season because everyone has something to fight for, so I’m absolutely delighted to score four at Bath.
“I’m not going to get greedy an nit-pick over the disallowed goal – to win 4-1 is a terrific result and the lads can be proud of the performance.
“They are really clicking into gear and enjoying their football. Team spirit is always high because the players get along very well and play really well for each other.
“It’s important to keep that going and hopefully it will see us over the finishing line.”
Title rivals Wrexham dropped two points at Cambridge, opening up the possibility of leaders Town clinching the crown when the top two meet at Highbury a week tomorrow.
But typically Mellon won’t allow himself to think that far ahead.
He added: “We know we need the same professional performance at York on Saturday. It’s about pure focus and giving a good account of ourselves again.
“I’m not going to lie and say that results elsewhere did not give us a terrific lift. It’s a brilliant bonus which gives the whole camp a lift but now we move on.
“From Monday morning all our concentration and our thoughts are on York.”
Town made three second-half substitutions and did lose their way somewhat in the closing stages when Bath pulled one back.
Mellon said: “We wanted to give some people a rest and some others match-time, because you never know when you will need them.
“You have to think about bookings too.
“I am a little disappointed to concede the goal, because it was a bit sloppy and we want clean sheets, but I won’t let that get in the way of a terrific performance.”