Graham Alexander believes League Two Fleetwood Town is an ideal place to begin his managerial career. The former Scotland international was appointed as successor to Micky Mellon at Highbury on Thursday.

Alexander told BBC Radio Manchester: "You have to take every opportunity that comes along and this was definitely worth going for.

"Hopefully I can prove myself right and the chairman [Andy Pilley] right."

He takes charge of his first game on Saturday against Southend, with Fleetwood lying seventh in the League.

Alexander continued: "It's an opportunity that's come up and I'm sure there were lots of other people interested in it.

"I want to be successful. There's no other way to approach professional football. You have to strive to succeed. The club have been doing that for a few years now and hopefully I can take it forward."

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