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Alexander Delighted With Burton Performance

Alexander Delighted With Burton Performance

Manager Graham Alexander couldn't hide his delight following our fourth win on the bounce, after the victory over Burton Albion today.

A four two victory came courtesy of goals from Ball, Pond, Parkin and Brown and has left Fleetwood picking up the maximum of 12 points from our last four league games and we are now in third place, and remain only two points off Scunthorpe in top spot.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game which was delayed by an hour owing to freak heavy showers hitting quickly prior to kick off, Alexander admitted the scoreline does flatter us because Burton did not roll over and die in the game, they made us work for everything - which was what he expected anyway.

'The most pleasing thing was the result and three points against a very good team away from home. We're all ecstatic about that and the lads' commitment to themselves and the team was brilliant. It's great when you can see your players putting everything into the game to get the result and that is what they did today.'

Alexander was very honest about how the game went, and he knows Burton put us under plenty of pressure early on and could well have been ahead, as we did have to weather the opening storm and although we went into the game wanting to dominate and get on the front foot from the get go, it was basically all them for the first 15 minutes and we only started to play how we wanted when Ball got the opener, and even then although the game did then twist more in our favour, it certainly didn't go all our way.

The gaffer knows that their equaliser was fortunate, in some ways both of their goals were given we scored them for them, but we still bounced back and got ourselves in front again within a minute of that disappointment, and that was of huge pleasure for the manager because whereas some teams wilt after conceding, we didn't lose focus or concentration and whatever anger and disappointment we felt from Roberts' deflection, we channelled perfectly to go right back up the other end and make them pay.

'What was pleasing today though was how we kept coming back at them and scored some goals of the highest quality. It was a tough game for both teams and we're just happy to come out on top. We thoroughly deserved the win.'

Same spirit for Scunthorpe hopefully, and maybe, just maybe the table will show a change.

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Writer:Cod Warrior
Date:Saturday January 25 2014
Time: 10:21PM

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