ROSLER: WE NEED COOL HEADS NOW

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Jor­dan Davies

FLEET­WOOD boss Uwe Rosler in­sists the club have reached un­be­liev­able heights this sea­son but warned their suc­cess will be based on what now hap­pens in the play-offs.

The Cod Army came from be­hind twice and snatched an in­jury-time win­ner through Kyle Dempsey to keep their hopes of au­to­matic pro­mo­tion alive.

Rosler’s men re­main two points be­hind sec­ond-placed Bolton Wan­der­ers with one game re­main­ing, and the Ger­man coach sug­gests the club needs to re­flect on an amaz­ing nine months for the club.

“The club has risen tremen­dously in the last eight or nine months and af­ter that we need to re­flect and see what we can do for next sea­son wher­ever we are,” he said. “We need to have cool heads and think what we are do­ing. It’s un­think­able what we have done so far.

“Every­body is pos­i­tively sur­prised about where we are this sea­son.

“We have gone to un­be­liev­able heights, but ask me af­ter the play-offs if this is a suc­cess­ful sea­son.”

Gills de­fender Zesh Rehman put the home side in front with a header from a Lee Martin cor­ner af­ter 34 min­utes.

Town struck back in the 54th minute af­ter a de­fen­sive mishap saw Ash­ley Hunter drill a low shot into To­mas Holy’s bot­tom cor­ner from 18 yards out.

Rory Donnelly re­stored his side’s lead on the hour mark as his de­flected free-kick for­tu­nately squeezed through Alex Cairns.

David Ball lev­elled the match in the 79th minute, be­fore Dempsey’s first-time strike in the box with sec­onds re­main­ing clinched all three points for the away side to heap more pres­sure on Gilling­ham.

The Gills have now lost six of their last eight matches and have dropped to 20th af­ter their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive de­feat, four points ahead of Port Vale who have a game in hand.

And that is mak­ing their man­ager more than a lit­tle bit ner­vous.

Boss Ady Pen­nock – who re­placed Justin Ed­in­burgh at Pri­est­field in Jan­uary – ad­mits his Gills side will en­dure an un­com­fort­able end to the sea­son af­ter con­ced­ing an­other late goal.

“The goals that we con­cede bam­boo­zle me some­times – its just not ac­cept­able. It’s a poor re­sult for us,” he said.

“We’ve been helped by other teams but I don’t sit com­fort­able be­cause we are still re­ly­ing on oth­ers to help us out and that is nowhere near good enough for us. I’m un­com­fort­able be­cause we should be safe al­ready but late goals are cost­ing us.” Pen­nock also in­sists both him­self and the play­ers are play­ing for their fu­tures af­ter what has been a tough few months for the club. “I’ve aged about 25 years since I’ve been here – when I came here I knew what the sit­u­a­tion was, but I need to speak to the chair­man and we will go from there,” he said.

“My fu­ture is like the play­ers, and we are play­ing for our fu­tures.”

PIC­TURES: ProS­ports/Martin Cole

DE­CIDER: Fleet­wood Town mid­fielder Kyle Dempsey scores the win­ning goal

NO CHANCE: Fleet­wood keeper Alex Cairns watches help­lessly

STAR MAN RORY DONNELLY Gilling­ham

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