Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander takes blame for loss

Graham Alexander
Graham Alexander took over as manager at Fleetwood in 2012

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander accepted the responsibility for their performance after they lost 5-1 at Gillingham in League One.

The Cod Army led at Priestfield, but conceded four goals in the first-half and another late on.

It was their third defeat in a row and they are only a point above the relegation places after 10 games.

"I'm the manager, of course I take responsibility," the 43-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I'm not stupid, I don't hide, I'm a man.

"I've been through hard times as a player, I've been through hard times as a manager and this is a hard time.

"Of course I take responsibility, I wouldn't dare put that on just a group of players as I'm the head of it."