New wing role helps Amari’i fly

Amari'i Bell celebrates his goal against Chesterfield
Amari'i Bell celebrates his goal against Chesterfield

Fleetwood defender Amari’i Bell is relishing his new lease of life as one of Town’s wing wizards.

Bell and his fellow full-back Conor McLaughlin have been pushed forward by boss Uwe Rosler into more attacking wing-back roles since their 4-1 FA Cup first round replay win over Southport last week.

Bell followed his first Town goal in 71 games in the next game, the 2-1 win over Chesterfield, and teed up David Ball in the 3-0 win over Shrewsbury earlier this week.

McLaughlin also found the net against Shrewsbury and Bell is enjoying his more attacking role.

He said: “To get a second goal back-to-back I’m very pleased with myself.

“I just want to continue that form. I really enjoy playing there (at wing-back).

“I’ve played there previously so I know that role a little bit but it is good to start playing it again to understand it more.

“It allows me to get forward more as well which I like doing and I really enjoy playing there.”

The back-to-back league wins have seen Fleetwood rise to eighth in the League One table and Rosler’s men are just a point off the play-offs.

Bell said: “I try not to look (the table) too much; I try and concentrate on the next game and take every game as it comes.”