Fleetwood boss Rosler’s reaction to 3-0 win over Northampton

Fleetwood Town's David Ball
Fleetwood Town's David Ball
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Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler was pleased with his side’s clinical finishing in their 3-0 win over Northampton.

Town made it 17 unbeaten and climbed up to third in the League One table thanks to goals from Devante Cole, Bobby Grant and top scorer David Ball.

But it could have been a different story had the visitors rattled in one of four big chances before Cole’s 42nd minute opener.

Rosler said: “We knew we would get those moments because that was the way they were setting up but it was all about us taking the chances and we did we were clinical.

“Great finishes. I was very happy for 70 minutes (on Saturday) because the first 20 minutes we were in trouble against a very strong Northampton team.

“It took us too long to adapt, too long to handle their physicality, it took us too long to set a proper line and get the ball out of their pressing areas and after that we managed it really well.”

While Rosler was not too happy with the Cobblers’ physical approach in the swirling wind at Highbury.

He said: “They looked a real threat I think first half the conditions played into their hands which made it very difficult for us

“We didn’t judge the line in defence for their long balls and I think the way they got physical on our players at times was borderline, the referee (Andy Haines) didn’t let it go on for too much because sometimes there was no intention to go for the ball was just intention to take our player out.

“In my humble opinion was many fouls for the long balls but they did it very well.

“We rode our luck a little bit in that period they should have been up.

“(Our keeper) Alex Cairns made a fantastic save, after 20 minutes you could see what we trained on.

“We got the ball down we exposed them in midfield in wide areas we got control on the game and I felt in the second half when the conditions did not play a major part we were the better team.

“In the second half we won deservedly 3-0.”