Fleetwood Town welcome League Two side Oldham Athletic to Highbury on Wednesday 13 November for the final Leasing.com Trophy Group B match (7:45pm K/O).
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Oldham Athletic
Competition: Leasing.com Trophy - Group B
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX.
Match officials: Andy Haines (Referee), Kevin Mulraine and Steven Rushton (Assistants), Dale Baines (Fourth Official).
Wednesday night’s game will be Fleetwood’s third and final fixture in the Leasing.com Trophy group stages. Fleetwood will qualify for the knockout stages with a win against Oldham. A draw with a win on penalties will also secure qualification.
Town’s first fixture in this competition was a 2-1 defeat against Group leaders Accrington Stanley, with the second group game against Liverpool Under 21s, which saw Town win 4-3 on penalties to win an extra bonus point, as the sides couldn’t be separated during 90 minutes.
The Cod Army currently sit 5th in Sky Bet League One, and are now in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup after their 2-0 win at National League side, Barnet FC on Sunday. Town will travel to Crawley Town in the next round – full details to be announced in due course
The Latics are 20th in League Two, however they are unbeaten in their last four games, with two wins and two draws. Their most recent league result was a 2-2 draw against Northampton Town.
In their last match, the Latics reached the FA Cup Second Round after defeating Gateshead United 2-1 at the Gateshead International Stadium. Fillipe Morais and Jonny Smith scored the goals to see Oldham now face Salford City or Burton Albion at home in the next round.
In the Leasing.com Trophy, Oldham beat Liverpool Under 21’s 3-2 but lost 3-0 to Accrington Stanley. Oldham are managed by Dino Maamria who took over the reigns in September.
LAST TIME WE MET
The last time Fleetwood met Oldham was in the 2017/18 season in Sky Bet League One as Town took home the three points. The Cod Army won 2-1 at Boundary Park, with Devante Cole and Ashley Hunter scoring second half goals.
ONE TO WATCH: JONNY SMITH
Jonny Smith signed for Oldham on a season-long loan from Bristol City in September.
The 22-year-old winger has been in good form for Oldham, and has three goals in 11 games so far this season.
Smith - who was born in Liverpool - began his career at Wrexham before moving to Bristol City in May 2016. He has had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, AFC Fylde and most recently Tranmere Rovers.
For Fylde, Smith scored 10 goals in 47 appearances in the National League and last season, he scored five goals in 40 appearances for Tranmere in League Two.
WHAT PETER CLARKE HAD TO SAY…
“Anytime you come up against a former club, it’s always a game you look forward to. It’s one that I’m certainly looking forward to and it’s one we want to win, we need to win to progress in the competition.
“They’ve [Oldham Athletic] changed from my time there. Looking back 12 months ago we had a really apable squad, a strong squad. Through the course of the season for various reasons, the group of players moved on. Even since the end of the last campaign, there has been a lot of outgoings and similar in terms of the incomings.
“Personally I don’t know all of the players they’ve got there, but they’ll certainly pose threats up front and in the wide areas. We’ve got threats of our own that we will aim to utilise to give ourselves the best chance of winning.”
Watch Peter Clarke's full interview on iFollow.
Tickets for Wednesday’s match against Oldham are still on sale, and supporters can purchase theirs at the club shop at Highbury, or by heading over to the online ticket page.
Here are the ticket prices for the game:
Adults - £10
Concessions - £5
Under 18s - £1
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.
WATCH THE MATCH LIVE ON IFOLLOW
Can’t make it to Highbury on Wednesday? Don’t worry as you can keep up to date with the game through our official iFollow!
For just £10, supporters can live stream the game whilst listening to full match commentary.
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Fleetwood Town are odds on to win the game against Oldham (8/15), with a draw on the evening – meaning it will go to penalties – being 3/1.
For the visitors to win on the road in the competition, the odds are 4/1.
Our betting partners have a selection of special bets, and for Fleetwood to win, both teams to score, 4+ corners each team and 20+ booking points each team, the odds are 22/1.
You can find more odds on the SkyBet website. Please bet and gamble responsibly.