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Graham Alexander targeting third successive Fleetwood Town victory against Coventry City

17 March 2015

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander has targeted a third successive victory for the Cod Army tonight, when his side go up against Coventry City.

Alexander's men have overcome Sheffield United and Rochdale in their last two outings to move within two points of the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs, and another victory could move them into the top six.

He said: “The most pleasing aspect about Saturday was the fact we managed to pick up back-to-back wins.

“We’ve had some really good wins this season, and bar the first three fixtures of the campaign we hadn’t followed that up with another win.

“It was a step we needed to take to get that consistency. We’re obviously not there yet as it’s only two wins on the bounce, but we need to stretch that to a longer period.

“You’re always concerned about coming back down to earth after such a win against a team like Sheffield United.

“We didn’t maintain those levels in the first half against Rochdale last weekend, but we were right on the button in the second half.

“It was a fantastic three points for us which kept us in touch with our rivals.”

The triumph against Dale, which featured a third goal is as many games for Josh Morris, was their seventh at home this term, and they've only lost three times at Highbury, which is the third-lowest defeat tally on home soil in the division.

The Sky Blues, meanwhile, have won just four times in 18 away trips ahead of Tuesday, but one of those came on Saturday when they took three points from Chesterfield, courtesy of a 3-2 success.

That was their first triumph under Tony Mowbray and it left them two above the relegation zone. After the victory, Mowbray remained grounded - click here to read the full story.

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