WE’LL be back!”
That was the resounding cry from Fleetwood Town fans after their team was beaten 8-1 on aggregate in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off semi-final against AFC Wimbledon.
Despite last night’s defeat, the beers were flowing in Jim’s Sports Bar at Highbury Stadium as devoted members of the Cod Army celebrated a fantastic season.
The team went down 6-1 in the second leg of the double-header after losing 2-0 at home on Friday.
But as hopes of a remarkable promotion to the Football League faded, optimism for next season remained strong.
Lee Wright, of Mount Road, Fleetwood, who has followed the club since 1947, told The Gazette: “This club is the only decent thing in Fleetwood and I’m delighted with the way our lads have played.
“Now we are here I’m disappointed with the result, we had chances tonight that we didn’t take and I would have liked to see us compete.
“But it’s a hard league in which we have featured strongly and I believe we’ll be title contenders next season.”
And fellow fan Dave Somers, of St Peter’s Place, Fleetwood, said he feared manager Micky Mellon may look to seek pastures new after the defeat.