Mellon: Cut out mistakes

Fleetwood v Blackburn at Accrington'Richie Allen on the ball'By Sam Heaney

Fleetwood v Blackburn at Accrington'Richie Allen on the ball'By Sam Heaney

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Micky Mellon insists his Fleetwood Town side must iron out mistakes as their pre-season campaign continues at Stockport County tomorrow night, writes ROB STOCKS.

Town suffered a 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the second game of their warm up schedule, which takes the Cod Army to Edgeley Park tomorrow night.

Mauro Formica and Nuno Gomes scored for a strong Rovers side, playing the first of two games at Accrington Stanley’s Crown Ground on Saturday.

Following the defeat, Fleetwood manager Micky Mellon insisted his side would learn from the mistakes they had made against Steve Kean’s men, relegated from the Premier League last season.

He said: “We expected it to be tough out there and it was.

“But we got into the right areas of the pitch and we will take a lot away from the game.

“We will learn from the mistakes we have made and that is what pre-season is all about, ironing out those mistakes.”

Mellon conceded Fleetwood could have better handled the two goals conceded at Stanley, but was pleased to see his side getting pitch time under their belts.

He said: “It was good to get out there and have some of the lads play 90 minutes of football.

“They were poor goals to concede but we have to get that out of our system.

“But I thought at times we passed it well and, particularly in the second half, played some good football.

“We want these sorts of games, we want to be playing good sides.

“We could pick matches against somebody who we could put five or six past, but what would be the point?

“We want to get better and show the players what we need to do to achieve that.”

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