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Alexander proud to lead Fleetwood into League One

Fleetwood Town boss Graham Alexander was full of pride after winning their League One promotion playoff against Burton Albion.

Antoni Sarcevic's freak goal with 15 minutes to go was enough to sink Burton 1-0 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

The midfielder's 35-yard strike fooled Albion goalkeeper Dean Lyness and clinched an incredible sixth promotion in nine years for the small Lancashire fishing town.

In 2005 Fleetwood were playing Ramsbottom in the North West Counties Division One. Next season it will be Sheffield United, Coventry and Preston.

Alexander said: "Everyone works hard for any success in football and it feels the same for players and managers.

"It's down to the ambition of the chairman, who took over 11 years ago, and always believing we can smash though any glass ceiling put above us.

"It's the chairman's 44th birthday as well so it's a double celebration. I'm hoping the trophy is enough of a present!"

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