Town midfielder just needs a little luck

Antoni Sarcevic
Antoni Sarcevic

Antoni Sarcevic insists he just needs a little luck to kick start his form in front of goal.

The Fleetwood midfielder has impressed new boss Steven Pressley over the past two months - the former Scotland international making it clear he was settled on a first choice midfield.

And Sarcevic, along with midfield partner Jimmy Ryan have been given the freedom to get forward in Pressley’s counter-attacking system.

That freedom paid dividends for Ryan in Fleetwood’s last outing - the former Chesterfield man finding the net in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Morecambe.

And Sarcevic believes it’s only a matter of time before he follows suit and adds to his two goals for this term, both scored from the penalty spot.

“I feel I get myself in the box it’s just getting that little bit of luck to get my first goal,” the 23-year-old told The Gazette.

“It’s just that little slice of luck to get me going and hopefully I can push on.”

Fleetwood have made big strides under Pressley - moving out of the relegation zone and making the Northern Area Final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

And Sarcevic is happy to be part of a settled side -a team who are beginning to work as a unit.

“We work hard on the training pitch,” said Sarcevic.

“The gaffer drills what he wants into us.

“We know if we go into a game on Saturday and do those things correctly we’ll win the game.”

With Pressley having hinted he won’t chop and change his midfield setup - completed by holding man Eggert Jonsson - Sarcevic believes the pressure is off.

And he hopes the lack of fear with which Town are now playing will help generate more in front of goal.

“The gaffer’s said the only tinkering will be with the strikers,” he said.

“The pressure, probably is on them.

“It’s those guys who have to get us the goals.

“It’s up to us to provide and keep the other team out.

“That’s what we’ll do.”

And he is well aware of what Fleetwood are capable when they start playing their own game.

Town have scored four or more goals in a single game on four occasions this term.

And the midfielder believes there’s more to come.

He said: “You only have to look at last Tuesday, when the goals start flowing we end up in complete control of the game.

“It’s just getting those goals, wherever they come from.

“If we can start doing that we can be a very, very good team.”