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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers

19 August 2019

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Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town take on Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night at Highbury Stadium, and in our match preview we have all you need to know.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019

Kick-Off: 19:45 BST

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

Match officials: Ollie Yates (Referee), Wade Smith & Conor Brown (Assistants), Matthew Parry (Fourth Official)

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Fleetwood started off the new season with two back to back wins in the league, with their third match of being in the first round of the Carabao Cup against Championship side, Nottingham Forest.

Joey Barton’s side played out a five goal thriller at the Keepmoat Stadium against Doncaster at the weekend, with Rovers scoring in injury time to take home all the points.

With two home games to come, it would be the perfect response for Fleetwood to go and pick up all three points against Wycombe, and then against Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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WYCOMBE WANDERERS

Wycombe Wanderers currently sit 3rd in the Sky Bet League One table thanks to two wins out of their first three league matches.

The Chairboys opened the new campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers, before drawing their second game away at Bristol Rovers.

After a second consecutive draw in the first round of the Carabao Cup – with Reading FC going through 4-2 on penalties, it was back to winning ways in the league. With the score two-a-piece going into added on time against MK Dons, David Wheeler scored to give the hosts all three points.

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WATCH TOWN ON IFOLLOW

Can't make the game on Tuesday night? Well don't worry as we have it covered just for you! 

For just £10, supporters who are based in the United Kingdon and abroad can live stream the match and watch it in the comfort of their own home. This us due to the game falling outside the regulated broadcast times.

If you want to know more about iFollow, and find out ways to support the Cod Army, click HERE

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LAST TIME WE MET AT HIGHBURY STADIUM

The last time Fleetwood and Wycombe met at Highbury, the Cod Army drew 1-1 after Paddy Madden had opening the scoring just before half-time.

Dangerman Adebayo Akinfenwa scored ten minutes after the restart, with both teams sharing the points in early October.

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ONE TO WATCH: FRED ONYEDINMA

The one to watch for Wycombe Wanderers is Fred Onyedinma - who joined the club on a permanent deal in the summer after a successful loan spell.

The 22-year-old was born in Nigeria and started off his career in the Millwall youth set-up – where he spent six years before making the step up to the first team. He made his debut against Southend United in a FA Cup tie coming on as a second half substitute. The youngster played over 130 games for the club.

Onyedinma joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan in November 2014 for the rest of the season, playing 25 league matches and scoring eight goals.

After a successful season, it was back to Millwall for the midfielder until the 2018/20 campaign. With more than 20 appearances for the Chairboys and after impressing throughout, the club made his move to Adams' Park permanent.

The midfielder has scored two goals already this season, with the first being in their opening day win over Bolton, and his second coming against MK Dons at the weekend in the five goal thriller.

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WHAT JOEY BARTON HAD TO SAY:

“There were many positives on Saturday, but we have to learn to keep that back door closed and that is the reality. We have enough attacking threat going forward to cause teams lots of problems, but also we need to be able to see out a game.

“There are still a lot of games to play in this league, and the reality kicks in as we have got a tough fixture at home on Tuesday night to Wycombe and there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves.

“I’d rather us not get beat, so it would have been nice to go into the home fixture with the win and momentum, but as I have said, there is no point feeling sorry as this division is one that rewards that and this is football, so let’s learn from our mistakes ahead of Wycombe.”

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TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - £20

Seniors (60+) - £15

Under 18 - £5

For more details on tickets, visit the ticket office at Highbury, or call (01253) 775080. You can also buy your tickets online - saving you time ahead of the match. 

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BETTING ODDS

For Fleetwood Town to bounce back and pick up all three points against Wycombe, the odds are currently 10/11. A draw between the two sides is priced at 23/10.

The special bet for this fixture is for Fleetwood to win, and both teams to score - 7/2.

With Paddy Madden scoring in his last two league appearances, for the Irishman to opening the scoring and Town to win 2-0, the odds are at 22/1.

You can find more odds on SkyBet. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly and that odds may change.

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Match Reports

Report: Town leave it late to earn a well fought point against Wycombe

20 August 2019

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A late goal from Paddy Madden sees Fleetwood come from behind to earn a point at home against Wycombe Wanderers.

On a wet and windy night on the Fylde Coast, Wycombe Wanderers thought they were taking away the points after Adebayo Akinfenwa’s header, but there was late drama.

Paddy Madden equalised for the Cod Army after Ryan Allsop dropped the ball from a shot from distance. A goal that meant the Irishman has reached 100 EFL goals for all clubs he has played for.

The match started in similar fashion to Doncaster with Town getting on the front foot from the first whistle. Wes Burns had the first effort of the match when his thunderous strike from distance rattled the crossbar.

Wycombe reacted well to Town’s strong start and had their first real good chance at goal through Alex Pattison. The midfielder drove forward before pulling the trigger from 20-yards. Matt Gilks was happy to watch the ball go wide.

With less than ten minutes to go until the interval, the home side had a fantastic opportunity to take the lead. Danny Andrew whipped in a delicious ball to the far post, Harry Souttar was there to nod it across goal for McAleny to nod in – but it was cleared away from the Wycombe defenders.

No changes were made at the break but it was the visitors who had the first chance of the second half with a free-kick just outside the box. Jacobson went for placement rather than power, which ultimately saw his effort cleared.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side took the lead at Highbury thanks to a close range header from Akinfenwa. The forward beat his man to the ball and guided his header into the far corner.

With Ash Hunter, Josh Morris and many other attacking options on the pitch for Joey Barton, it was a signal of intent with twenty minutes to go, but it was the away side who had the better of the chances.

Gilks was brought into the action after Anthony Stewart’s dipping effort from outside the box looked like it was going top corner. The Scottish international did well to tip it over.

From the resulting set-piece, Gilks again denied Wycombe from doubling their lead. The keeper tipped the ball onto the far post after Darius Charles’ downwards header.

The drama wasn’t over at Highbury, and it was time for Madden to step up and score his first goal of the season with a close range effort after Alsopp tumbled the ball. With five minutes added on, was there time for one more attempt at goal?

It wasn't to be for Fleetwod on Tuesday night, but after a good reaction from Saturday defeat at Doncaster, Barton's side now looking forward to the Lancashire Derby clash with Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Town XI: Gilks (GK), Coyle, Souttar, Clarke (Eastham 57’), Andrew (Hunter 67’), Coutts ©, Sowerby (Wallace 44’), McAleny, Burns, Morris, Madden

Subs not used: Cairns (GK), Dempsey, Biggins, Sheron

Wycombe XI: Alsopp (GK), Jacobson ©, Gape, Stewart, Wheeler, Pattison, Phillips, Akinfenwa (Samuel 67’), Charles, Freeman (Bloomfield), Onyedinma (Parker 89’)

Subs not used: Yates (GK), Kashket, Mascoll, Smyth

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