Dale defeat baffles Nicholson

Fleetwood midfielder Barry Nicholson is at a loss to explain his side's weekend capitulation at home to Rochdale.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 15:58

Graham Alexander: Looking to bounce back

Graham Alexander: Looking to bounce back

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Nicholson was part of the side that failed to recover from Ian Henderson's early opener, eventually succumbing to a 3-0 defeat that leaves their League Two play-off aspirations hanging by a thread.

Graham Alexander's team are three points shy of the top seven in 10th having played a game more than many of their rivals.

"We were really confident going into the game after two decent performances against Gillingham and Southend," he said.

"For some strange reason we didn't get going, we lost an early goal and we didn't really look like we were going to get back into the game, which is really disappointing.

"We've conceded goals in the Dagenham game and Gillingham game, but looked really strong and got back into them quickly.

"Saturday was a really bad day at the office and one that we want to put to the back of our minds. We've three games left and we want to finish with three wins."

Former Preston man Nicholson added: "The big disappointment is when you look at results afterwards and we obviously had a great chance to get ourselves up into the play-offs.

"We spoke about how important it was, we wanted to take it as far as we could with the play-off positions and it's a big disappointment for us.

"It (a play-off place) is obviously still possible and we'll just keep going until it's not. If we can finish with three wins hopefully other results go our way, but it's definitely out of our hands now."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Micky Adams leaves role as Tranmere Rovers manager

Micky Adams has left his role as Tranmere Rovers manager by mutual consent.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company