Alexander happy with squad

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander is happy with his new-look squad following a summer of heavy recruitment.

Last Updated: 13/09/13 at 12:15

Graham Alexander: Pleased with his new recruits

Graham Alexander: Pleased with his new recruits

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The former Preston midfielder has been in the Highbury hotseat since December last year and has been backed handsomely by the Cod Army board to bring in new additions since the end of the previous campaign.

The likes of Ryan Cresswell, Mark Roberts and Jeff Hughes have all arrived at the club and Alexander is content with the players now at his disposal.

"We got to the summer and for us to progress, for me to feel comfortable in the job, I had to bring in players that I foresaw playing my way, so there was a big turnaround and we're really happy with the work we did over the summer as a club," he said.

"There was a lot of people involved in that and we feel we've brought in the right lads to complement the ones we had last year."

Many of those signings have a wealth of experience in the Football League's lower divisions and Alexander acknowledged he was searching for a specific type of player.

He added: "There's good players out there but we want to win games and you need to have the right characters and personalities throughout your squad.

"I'm a big believer in the strength of the changing room and the togetherness of the changing room. We worked hard when we identified the players, we did our due-diligence and made sure they were the right characters to bring in.

"We are running with a much smaller squad this year. They don't all have to get along but they all have to have a respect for their fellow professional and a good camaraderie that way and that's what we've got at the moment.

"It's something that we want to protect and the players have to take responsibility for that as well."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer News: Aston Villa confident over loan deal for Tom Cleverley

Aston Villa are confident of signing Tom Cleverley on loan from Manchester United, according to Sky sources.

Sky Bet Championship: Oscar Garcia appointed Watford head coach

Watford have named former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.

Transfer news: Everton complete loan deal for David Henen from Olympiakos

Everton beat Monday’s transfer deadline to sign Belgian forward David Henen on a season-long loan from Olympiakos.

Mail Box

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property