No more targets for Town but Alexander eyes opportunity of window

Graham Alexander
Graham Alexander

Fleetwood Town boss Graham Alexander insists he doesn’t have any further transfer targets, although the door remains open should the right opportunity arise during this month’s window.

Town wasted no time in swooping for Sunderland’s Mikael Mandron, securing the 19-year-old striker’s signature from under the noses of several rivals.

The Frenchman will remain at Highbury until the end of the season and provides extra firepower for League Two’s top scorers.

“It was an area we decided needed strengthening,” said Alexander. “Mikael is a player we’ve been watching for some time and we thought the time was right to move for him.

“We know he had options but we are all delighted both he and Sunderland decided Fleetwood Town was the best of them.”

Mandron’s arrival could be the only one at Highbury this month but Alexander isn’t ruling out further recruitment.

He said: “We’ve looked at every area and I think we’re quite happy now with what we’ve got.

“There aren’t any more targets we’re specifically looking at ... but that’s not to say something won’t happen.

“Every day we’re being offered players, given players to look at.

“If the right one comes up who is a good match for the club, then we’ll look at the situation again.

“But if anyone is thinking Mikael is the first of many for January, they’d be wide of the mark.”

A week without a game has given Alexander’s squad time to recover.

He has been boosted by the return of key players from injury and of others from loan spells, but the manager knows that the respite will be shortlived.

The Town boss added: “We know we have to use this time to full advantage. There will be no let-up in the games in the coming weeks and we need to have everyone fit.

“You could say it’s the calm before the storm because there is going to be a storm of matches.”