Donny delight for Town boss

Liam McAlinden scores Town's second
Liam McAlinden scores Town's second

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander insists his side got their just deserts as they extended their unbeaten League One run at Highbury this season to seven games.

He said: “I thought we were very good. The way the players attacked the game and went at Doncaster was great.

“We’ve said in previous weeks about how we haven’t taken our chances when they’ve come along.

“We still weren’t 100 per cent with our clinical finishes but the goals we got were fantastic.

“We’ve got into some great positions and the play leading up to them, especially for the third one was superb. Doncaster were a threat as well, they’ve got some good players.

“We had to make sure we nullified that threat as well.

“It was important to get back on the goalscoring trail but we didn’t want to let go of any of our defensive qualities and we managed that.

“It’s pleasing because the players have deserved that result and that performance.

“The lack of goals has put a different perspective on our performances. I think we’ve been good but not the final touch to justify that.

“We’re talking about taking this on now because that’s what we have to do.

“Is it our best performancs? I think there’ll be some great stuff in it but goals do change the perception.”

The Fleetwood manager did praise his players for keeping their heads up during a difficult run which has seen Town win just two games in their last 11.

He said: We’re not going to get carried away, we’ll keep working hard.

“The lads have been fantastic in recent weeks when we’ve not been picking up results and that’s a great lift for them.”

“All three of them deserved their goals. Liam McAlinden and David Ball have caused all sorts of problems for Doncaster.”