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Alexander still learning after first win

27 December 2012

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander insists he is learning every day after securing his first win - a 1-0 Lancashire derby victory over Morecambe.

The Cod Army boss was delighted with his side's performance - the home side dominating possession to earn themselves a return to the play-off spots on a rain-soaked afternoon at Highbury. The three points were secured by David Ball's header - the highlight of a superb second half display.

He said: "I'm learning all the time. At every warm up, every training session, every game I'm taking stuff in. I've got staff around me doing the same and we'll continue to do so.

"I think the first half went a bit flat towards the end, we had to get the tempo back up and the momentum and I think we did that.

"We were pushing for the goal, we got it and we kept going. I thought we deserved the three points but it was tough to get them.

"Morecambe were a resilient side and had their own threats but I thought we deserved the win."

Shrimps assistant manager Ken McKenna insisted his side were well in the game when Fleetwood took the lead.

He said: "I think the goal we conceded was against the run of play.

"I thought we started the second half quite well, had a couple of half chances but when you're on top you've got to put your chances away.

"We just needed that little bit of composure to put us in front when we were on top."

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