By Sam Heaney
Steve McNulty is determined to be fully fit as we approach the Football League campaign after starting his fitness training early in order to compete at the best of his ability next season.
‘I’ve had a good 4 or 5 weeks off in the summer to recharge myself but then I started working with fitness coaches Andy Hodgson and Martin Cooper to give myself a bit of a head start.’
McNulty holds some great memories at Highbury and now it’s time to move on in the future and create some history.
‘The main aim was to get into the Football League when I arrived at the club, now we have done that. The players that have been brought in look to be terrific signings. Fleetwood are not going into League 2 to make up the numbers, we want to compete and hopefully win promotion to League 1!’
Micky Mellon has completed several transfers this summer that will help strengthen Town ahead of their upcoming campaign.
‘The players coming in have a lot of experience so it can only be positive. We are a relatively young side so it will benefit the team without a doubt.’
‘I already know Steven Gillespie from our Liverpool days; we went through the system together. He is a proven goal scorer and has played at a high level throughout his career. There are about 8 people from Liverpool in the team so I’m sure he will fit in fine.’
Fleetwood Town always set their targets high and this continues to be the theme as they approach npower League 2.
‘The Chairman always makes his plans clear. I’ve been to clubs where promises had not followed through but here at Fleetwood Town we always seem to deliver especially because we have a great manager.’
McNulty and the rest of the squad return from pre-season training this Thursday before embarking on their second pre-season tour of Austria next week.
Town’s first competitive game as a Football League side is the Capital One Cup (League Cup) tie at home to Nottingham Forest on Monday 13th August. The first npower League 2 game is at home to Torquay United on Saturday 18th August.
Tickets for both games, and the first six home games, are now on sale. See here for details of ticket prices.
Season tickets and Junior Cod Army memberships, allowing free entry to league games for under 12’s, can be found here.
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Meanwhile, Peter Till has left the club by mutual consent. The midfielder joined Town from York City last summer and made just over 20 appearances with one goal.