Date: 31st December 2015 at 5:49pm
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Once Fleetwood drew level with Wigan on Monday, after going into the break a goal-down, Jimmy Ryan could see only one team winning….

This wasn’t, as it of course ended up being, the Latics either as he was convinced the Cod Army would then go on to claim all three-points following the successfully converted penalty from Antoni Sarcevic, after David Ball had been fouled.

Ryan couldn’t see any other outcome than a home win but a couple of goals in the final seven-minutes saw Wigan go away with the points and a three-one win to see Fleetwood end the year with another defeat.

When talking to the Official Website Ryan was left most disappointed.

‘Once we got the goal back I thought we were the only team going to go on and win it really. You could feel it in the ground when we were pushing forward. To concede the second goal like we did was disappointing, and then obviously the third one flattered them massively as they didn’t offer much in the second half.’

Giving teams a ‘leg up’ is something Ryan feels Fleetwood are doing too often, which isn’t something you can afford to do against any side, let alone one like Wigan who will punish you if you do.

This has to be put behind the Cod Army now who move onwards into a New Year with plenty of games to be played in January, with postponements likely and rearrangements being fitted in too not to mention the area final of the JPT!

Monday was a blow but he finished by saying, a clichéd approach if you will, it’ll be a ‘game at a time’ with confidence something that needs to grow starting at Bury in the New Year.

‘We’ve got a lot of games to play in January and a lot of points to fight for, and it’s all about keeping going and putting points on the board. It’s a busy time for us especially with games being called off and us doing well in the JPT, so we need to approach them one at a time. We need to grow in confidence as a team and I think we have done to be fair. Today is obviously a blow but we’ll move on and look at Bury now.’


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