Alexander hankers for settled line-up in pursuit of play-off spot
Fleetwood Town boss Graham Alexander is desperate to once again find a settled side as Fleetwood Town's promotion bid hangs on a knife edge ahead of the visit of Exeter City on Saturday.
Defeat at Wycombe saw a seven-point gap open up between ninth-placed Town and seventh-placed Northampton – the first time this season Fleetwood have lost touch with the play-off pack.
Alexander, who made five changes to his starting XI on Saturday, believes the key to a turn around in form could be a consistent line-up.
He said: "The side's been changing a lot through injuries and suspension. We've had people coming in and going out.
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"And I think that has culminated in a few bad results.
"I still think whatever team we have out we should have enough to be competitive."
The Fleetwood manager points to his early days in charge at Highbury as an example of how fewer enforced changes can help results.
"But that's football, you have issues with form, suspension and injury," said Alexander.
Fleetwood have scored just one goal in four games.
Jon Parkin started his first game in five for Fleetwood on Saturday though and that is a boost to the Cod Army. Alexander said: "Jon Parkin is a very good player, it was good to get him through 90 minutes on Saturday."
Exeter City director of football Steve Perryman and chief executive Julian Tagg will be the guest speakers at the club's youth academy night this coming Friday, March 15.
The event will be held at the Manor Hotel in Exmouth and tickets for the event are just £20 per person. Rooms are also available at the Manor Hotel at a cost of £25 per person and include breakfast.
As well as a two-course meal, there will be a live band and disco following the talks from both Perryman and Tagg. All proceeds from the event will go towards the youth academy, which is such a vital part of Exeter City Football Club.
The likes of Dean Moxey, Danny Seaborne and George Friend are all products of Cit's youth scheme, while a number of the first-team squad are graduates, such as Liam Sercombe, Scot Bennett, Jake Gosling, Jamie Reid and Jordan Moore-Taylor.
For more details, or to reserve your place at the event, contact the club's youth commercial manager David Evans on 07827 871723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk