We lack a killer touch – Pressley

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Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley has urged his side to be more ruthless in front of goal if they are to survive relegation from League One.

Town missed the chance to go five points clear of local rivals Blackpool in the battle to avoid the dreaded drop as they lost 1-0 at Millwall on Tuesday.

Pressley’s men wasted a number of good opportunities to score throughout and were undone by Steve Morison’s sweet lob over Chris Maxwell in the 53rd minute.

The goal came out of nothing and was particularly hard on Town who had dominated large spells of the match.

Pressley called on his men to find a cutting edge as they prepare for Saturday’s huge relegation battle against the Tangerines at Highbury.

With only three games left of the season to go, Fleetwood find themselves just two places above the drop zone and Pressley said his side need to start transforming good performances into three points.

He said: “My only thought is disappointment and improvement for Saturday – not in terms of our performance – in our finishing.

“And if we do that I have great confidence in the team.

“I love this group but we just need to turn really good performances into wins.

“All night we went for it. We dominated in the first half and again in the second half. There was no time in the game that we were under any level of pressure.

“In my opinion, we dominated them for the 90 minutes. We were really aggressive in our play but games are decided by goals.

“And ultimately Millwall scored from their one and only opportunity.

“It was a brilliant performance but without the all important win. The dressing room was so gutted and this game encapsulates our season.

“We do so many good things, yet we don’t win and that is something that we must change.”

Pressley believes his team are paying for the lack of an out-and-out goalscorer, with Bobby Grant the top scorer with 10 goals to his name.

He said: “We have not got a 15-goal a season player but part of my job is to develop that. Devante Cole, Wes Burns and Ash Hunter I hope in time can give us that.

“Wes has been terrific, he really has but he probably had three or four really big moments (at Millwall) and he had to be more clinical.”