Fleetwood Town’s new head coach John Sheridan was pleased with the performance of his side in a 1-1 draw at home to MK Dons.

Sheridan saw his team fight back to stay one point above the League One relegation zone. It was not the best start for the new Town head coach as his side fell behind in the 20th minute.

Fleetwood have conceded the most goals from outside the box in the whole division and once again Alex Cairns found himself picking the ball out of the net as Robbie Muirhead curled home.

Town forward Conor McAleny rattled the woodwork seconds later but the home faithful had to wait until the 54th minute to see their side level as Ashley Hunter pounced and rifled the ball home.

John Sheridan gave his thoughts to the club website after the game “I am very pleased with the performance I saw today.”

“I thought we deserved to have won the game, but it’s obviously hard some times for the players to go out there. Personally I am happy with how they went about the game but it would have been nice to win the match.”

“When you do go a goal down, it can go either way and our heads could have dropped, however the players responded well.”

“In the second half I thought we were excellent as we tried to penetrate and create chances, but their goal keeper made some great saves.”

“Today we played against a team in a similar position to ourselves and that can be difficult in itself, but character and performance why I have pleased.”

Sheridan claimed his side showed great character in the second half to equalise and see out a 1-1 draw with MK Dons.

“I am happy as we came out in the second half one goal down, and I did feel we could have possibly been ahead. Even though I didn’t think we played great it was an even game, but after that performance in the second half, that’s what I am most pleased about.”

“The response from the players was fantastic and very well deserved. We got the goal from Ash [Hunter] but I felt we had chances throughout but those didn’t go or drop our way.”

“We did get a point and now let’s use that as a positive and move on.”


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