Grezza targets Easter surge

Graham Alexander
Graham Alexander
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Graham Alexander believes a League One club can make a decisive push for the play-offs over Easter - and he wants it to be Fleetwood Town.

With six points up for grabs over the two holiday weekend games, Alexander knows a maximum haul can make a massive difference as he prepares his side to visit Gillingham this afternoon and then welcome rock-bottom Yeovil to Highbury on Monday.

Town currently sit in 12th place but they are only four points off the top six with seven games to play.

The Fleetwood manager told The Gazette: “The gap is so narrow now and any one of four or five club can make a move.

“We want to stay in touch and try to remain in the hunt.

“We need to try to close that gap because we are starting to run out of games.

“It’s very tight and very exciting and we are glad to be part of that excitement.

“It’s a weekend when someone can make a move and we believe we are a club who are capable of doing it.

“There could be a lot of chopping and changing over Easter.

“The key for me is that the players don’t start looking ahead to Yeovil and losing focus on Gillingham.”

Striker David Ball has stated this week that he hopes his spectacular equaliser against Preston last Sunday will earn him a starting place this weekend.

But Alexander has plenty of options up front and has he will continue to select the players he feels best suited to each match.

“We have have good options and every player has the opportunity to show us what they are about.

“Of course, David scored a very good goal against Preston but he also did well when he came on against Bradford.

“We want players to come on and improve us, Ashley Hunter has done that as well.

“Even taking Bally’s goal out of the equation, his all-round play was very good.

“We have options up front with players who bring different qualities. We take the opposition into account when we choose the starting side.

“It’s not a case of rotation but knowing what different players can bring us in diferent games.”

“Bally’s goal was amazing. I don’t think Highbury will have seen many better goals over the last 10 years. It was just a shame we couldn’t take one of the other opportunities we had to win the game.

“We’re looking to pick up where we left off against Preston on Sunday and take that into the Gillingham game.”