Fleetwood Town welcome Burton Albion to Highbury Stadium on Saturday, and we have all you need to know in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Burton Albion
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match officials: Christopher Sarginson (Referee), Barry Gordon & Graeme Fyvie (Assistants), Billy Smallwood (Fourth Official)
Fleetwood sit 5th in Sky Bet League One after having two weeks off due to the international break. Joey Barton’s men lost their last match and their eight month home record when league leaders Ipswich Town came to Highbury.
Harry Souttar has been away with the Australian national team for 10 days and scored two goals on his international debut against Nepal. The Stoke City loanee bagged two more in their next World Cup qualifier match against Chinese Taipei earlier this week.
There are no new injury concerns for the Town head coach, with a full strength side to choose from, with Conor McAleny pushing to be involved in the matchday squad.
Burton Albion sit 14th in the table, and just like Fleetwood, they’ve had two weeks off due to the international break. Their last match was away at MK Dons, where they picked up all three points in an impressive 3-0 win on the road. Striker Liam Boyce netted two, with Oliver Sarkic scoring on the day.
Albion expect to be without Stephen Quinn (knee) and John Brayford (calf) but Jake Buxton came through a Birmingham Senior Cup tie at Hednesford and could be in the squad for Saturday’s match against the Cod Army.
ONE TO WATCH:
Liam Boyce, who started off his career in Ireland at Cliftonville, is this weekend’s danger man as he has ten goals to his name so far this season, with his last goal for the club in their last match against MK Dons.
The 27-year-old had a short spell at Werder Bremen II back in the 2010/11 season, but soon returned to Cliftonville where he then went onto win the league title with the club for the first time since 1998, scoring 29 league goals.
Boyce joined Ross County and scored his first ever top-flight hat-trick in a 3–0 win at St Mirren. He then enjoyed a prolific season in 2015/16, scoring 17 goals in 24 games.
A year later, the forward was the top goal scorer in the 2016/17 Scottish Premiership, with 23 goals.
In 2017, Burton signed Boyce for a club record fee and has gone onto score plenty of goals in the two-years since joining up with Nigel Clough at Burton.
WHAT JOEY BARTON HAD TO SAY:
Fleetwood Town head coach Joey Barton was on media duty ahead of the match against Clough’s Burton, and you can listen to the full interview on iFollow.
Tickets for the game as still available, and there are multiple ways for you to get yours ahead of the match.
You can head over to our online ticket page, head down to the club shop at Highbury, or get down to Poolfoot Farm to purchase yours without any hassle.
Adults - £22
Seniors & U25s - £17
Under 16s - £7
For more details, call the ticket office / club shop on 01253 775080.
For Fleetwood to bounce back in the league against Burton, the odds are 21/20. For a draw, it’s currently 12/5.
For Joey Barton’s side to win & both teams to score at Highbury, it’s 10/3.
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