Mellon satisfied with a point
Fleetwood manager Micky Mellon acknowledged his side were well below their best in the 1-1 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
The hosts took an early lead in the League Two clash through Steven Gillespie but Byron Harrison headed his fourth goal in as many games to get the Dons back on level terms.
"We want to win every game we take part in but we sort of hobbled along. We weren't great," said Mellon. "But we'll take the point which moves us into third place. That's how strange a league this is.
"We've got to be pleased with a point which takes us into the automatic promotion places, that's a positive. But it was a bitty performance."
Fleetwood were missing a number of first-team players through injury and striker Jon Parkin for family reasons, and Mellon acknowledged the challenge of team selection.
"We've got a lot of players out. There were a lot of changes," he added. "It's very difficult to have so many personnel out and we were forced into another reshuffle at half-time. It's difficult to keep things together when you've got to make so many changes."