We are not one of the four worst teams – Jordan

Fleetwood Town's Stephen Jordan
Fleetwood Town's Stephen Jordan
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Defender Stephen Jordan believes Fleetwood are not one of the worst four teams in League One and deserve to stay up.

Fleetwood face a ‘must win’ battle against local rivals Blackpool tomorrow with a vital three points at stake.

Town are 19th – just two points above Blackpool who occupy the final relegation spot.

Both clubs are in danger of being relegated, but Jordan is of the belief that if they win two of their last three games against Blackpool, Walsall and already relegated Crewe, they will survive.

He said: “It is a must win.They are our local rivals but also because of what rides on the game too.

“To be honest we know it has been coming.

“Over the last three or four games we have realised it is going to be a big game.

“We know we need to get something out of the game.

“We don’t think we are one of the four worst teams in this league by a mile so we know that if we can win two more games we will be all right.”

Town need to dust themselves down and recover after their five-match unbeaten run ended with a 1-0 victory at Millwall in midweek.

He said: “Before the Millwall game we were five unbeaten and we were hoping we can go six unbeaten but we just need to dust ourselves down and go again and win tomorrow.

“All the lads have done well recently, the last few games we have kept a really settled team which really helps.”

Town dominated against Millwall but could not convert their chances and they ultimately paid the price as Steve Morison capitalised on a half chance to chip Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell and score the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute.

The former Burnley man said Town need to be more clinical.

He said: “We are devastated really at the Millwall result.

“I thought we did enough to win the game never mind lose it.

“We have had some good chances and sort of limited them to a half chance which they have taken.

“We are creating chances which I suppose is a good thing but it is just putting the ball in the net which we seem to struggle with.

“We did it at Swindon when we had a lot of chances and we couldn’t put it in (and drew 1-1).

“But we go again Saturday and we aim to beat Blackpool or definitely not get beat.

“We thought we could come to Millwall and definitely get something.

“The way we performed I thought we were a better team.”

The five match unbeaten run before the defeat to Millwall coincided with Jordan’s return to the starting line-up after recovering from a hamstring tweak.

The 34-year-old centre back is pleased with his current form and hopes he can maintain his place in the starting XI and help the club survive the drop.

He said: “Personally I think I’ve done quite well and I hope to stay in the team and keep us up.”

Jordan says the spirit in the camp is great and that all of the lads are determined to keep the club in League One.

He said: “The spirit is really good.

“We had a few choice words after the Millwall game because we all want to win games.

“We are a close knit team and we need to look to win on Saturday.”