Fleetwood striving for consistency ahead of visit to Morecambe

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander.
Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander.
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Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander insists there’s no excuse for his team’s rollercoaster form ahead of their Boxing Day clash with Morecambe.

The former Preston and Burnley man said it was down to himself and his players to find much-needed consistency having played more games in December than any of their League Two rivals.

Alexander said: “We have had a busy schedule.

“But that’s because we’ve been doing well in cup competitions, it’s down to our own success and it’s something we’re glad of.

“We can’t use it as an excuse.

“We’re not going to moan about fixtures, it’s up to us to go out and put those little things right.”

Defeat at home to Cheltenham Town on Saturday saw Fleetwood slip out of the automatic promotion places ahead of the trip to the Globe Arena.

Alexander insists the key is to concentrate on his own camp and to put right the costly mistakes of the last seven days.

He said: “If you’re on good form and flying you can afford to concentrate on the opposition.

“We can’t do that.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re concentrating on what we’re doing.

“It’s only little things, such a fine line, half a yard here or there.

“But it can’t keep happening, we know that.”

Alexander is waiting on the fitness of a number of key players for the trip to Morecambe.

Steven Schumacher, Nathan Pond and Junior Brown all sat out the game against Cheltenham.

Antoni Sarcevic will be available having served his one-match suspension.