Town must not blow it now

comeback calamity: McNulty (left) at Darlington
comeback calamity: McNulty (left) at Darlington
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WE’VE come too far to let our season fizzle out now – that’s the defiant message from club captain Steve McNulty as Fleetwood Town head into the final ten games of their first Blue Square Bet Premier campaign after demoralising back-to-back defeats.

The defender’s rallying cry will ring in his team-mates’ ears as they head to Newport desperate to make amends for Tuesday’s 4-0 drubbing at Darlington.

Town have spent much of the season in and around the play-off zone but lost their top-five spot to Kidderminster last week and now have more clubs breathing down their neck.

But McNulty said: “We have ten big games to go and we need to push for the play-offs. We have done too much to let ourselves down now. It will be tough but we will give it everything. We still believe we can make the play-offs.”

McNulty has spent much of the past month on the sidelines as manager Micky Mellon preferred Will Haining alongside new skipper Sean Gregan at the heart of defence. The end of Haining’s loan spell from Morecambe has opened the door to McNulty again but his comeback match could hardly have gone worse.

He said: “We are all hurting and can’t get our heads round what happened at Darlington. There was not enough fight in us. Silly mistakes and individual errors left us with a mountain to climb.

“But we won’t point fingers. We speak about what went wrong and we stick together. Now we have to pick ourselves up.”