We have got Long way to go – Rosler
FLEETWOOD manager Uwe Rosler is refusing to get carried away after his side moved to third in the league.
The Cod Army survived on the final day of last term but look destined for a strong season under the German’s guidance.
“We are third in the league but that isn’t important at this stage of the season,” Rosler said. “It’s good to get a win against a good footballing side in Coventry.
“We’ve had a decent start and it’s good for confidence, but our aim is to stabilise after last year and that hasn’t changed.
“Scoring goals in the right moments is important and I think that’s what we did. The substitutions helped with that too.
“In the second half we had more tempo and intensity about us.
“But we have to look at why we weren’t like that in the first half.”
Fleetwood nearly went ahead with 20 minutes gone but David Ball’s effort was cleared off the line by Coventry’s deadline day signing James Sterry.
Chris Long was denied by a defender and Reice Charles-Cook in quick succession after he had turned into the box.
Coventry had the best chance of the game but Dan Agye saw his shot saved when he should have done much better.
Sterry forced Chris Neal into an early stop in the second period before Agye was also denied by the home keeper.
And it was Fleetwood who went ahead despite City’s strong start to the second half as Long latched onto Kyle Dempsey’s through ball to score.
The hosts sealed the points midway through the second half with substitute Martyn Woolford firing into the bottom corner moments after coming on. Lewis Page stung the gloves of Neal late on but their efforts did little to improve the mood of disappointed Coventry manager Tony Mowbray.
“The ultimate thought is of disappointment after a game we lost,” he said. “If you don’t score a goal you don’t have a chance of winning a game.
“We had chances to score goals and we didn’t take them.
“When you go behind you’ve got a mountain to climb.
“I don’t think we lack belief but that will start happening if we aren’t winning games.
“It’s a young team and we haven’t had much time to work with it but we’ve fallen short again.
“I hope we have put together a team that can score goals and win games in this league.”
STAR MAN CHRIS LONG Fleetwood