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Wilder: That was close

Chris Wilder insists Northampton were better than the scoreline suggested after his rock-bottom side went down 2-0 to Fleetwood.

A double from winger Gareth Evans was enough to seal victory for Graham Alexander's promotion chasing Fleetwood.

But Wilder believes there were some good signs in his team's performance despite the Highbury scoreline.

He said: "We've played a powerful team at this level. They've got good players, they paid BŁ150,000 for a lad who is on the bench.

"They've a good squad, a good group.

"But there wasn't a lot in that game, particularly second half. They've had a couple of chances on the break. But we were well in it and we needed to be a touch better in the final third.

"It was a little closer than the scoreline suggested."

And he is hoping Northampton can take heart from the defeat.

He said: "I think their manager will be happy with the result and the goals they've scored. But we've pushed a good side really hard.

"I'll never be happy going into the changing room when we get beat. But for a team around the bottom playing a team around the top we showed good signs.

"We've got to get over this quickly and move on."