Fleetwood Town face Hull City on Tuesday 12 January at the KCOM Stadium in Papa John’s Trophy, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 5:30pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Hull City v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Papa John’s Trophy Round Three
Date: Tuesday 12 January 2021
Venue: KCOM Stadium, West Park, Hull, HU3 6HU
Match officials: Ross Joyce (Referee), Barry Gordon & Conor Brown (Assistant Referees), Tom Bishop (Fourth Official)
Town are back in a full training programme now after serving an isolation period due to reported Covid-19 cases within the squad and have now linked up with interim head coach Simon Wiles ahead of Tuesday night’s cup clash.
In the last game Fleetwood played, they ended up drawing 1-1 with Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Boxing Day. Wes Burns opened the scoring in that one, but a controversial goal by former-Fleetwood forward Mikael Mandron meant the game would finish in a draw.
Before that, Town conceded late on in their League One clash against Wigan as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw at Highbury Stadium. Danny Andrew broke the deadlock midway through the first half, but Wigan made a comeback inside the last ten minutes as Oliver Crankshaw latched onto a stray ball in the box, heading it home.
Hull are currently sitting in second place in the Sky Bet League One table and managed to beat Crewe on penalties to earn their spot in the third round of the Papa John’s Trophy.
The Tigers’ most recent game was an away trip to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland in the league, which finished in a 1-1 draw. Reece Burke opened the scoring for Hull on the day, but Aiden McGeady’s 21st minute strike levelled it up.
The week before that, Hull managed to get past Charlton Athletic 2-0 as Hakeeb Adelukan and Greg Docherty both got on the score sheet on the day. The Addicks tried to forge a comeback in the game but a Darren Pratley red card in the 63rd minute stalled that approach.
ONE TO WATCH: MALLIK WILKS
One player to watch in Town’s cup fixture against Hull is Mallik Wilks. The 22-year-old is the top scorer for the Tigers so far this season as he has bagged nine goals so far, with seven coming in the league and two in the Carabao Cup.
Wilks started his professional career in the Leeds United academy but spent most of his two-and-a-half years at the club out on loan. In August 2017, he went on a short-loan to Accrington and scored five goals in 24 appearances.
Loan spells at Grimsby and Doncaster followed, with the latter proving to be a clinical-stage in his early career. The Yorkshire-forward spent the 2018/19 season with the side, playing in 55 games and finding the back of the net on 16 occasions.
This form earned him a move to Barnsley in July 2019, and halfway through the season, he was loaned out to Hull and continued his goalscoring form for the League One side. After the loan, the Tigers signed him permanently, and has scored another ten goals since that deal was made.
WATCH TOWN ON iFOLLOW!
Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Papa John’s Trophy clash against Hull City on Tuesday.
With fans still unable to attend games, the iFollow match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army play.
This will be Simon Wiles’ first game in charge after being named interim head coach at Fleetwood Town, with the team travelling to the KCOM Stadium to face The Tigers in the cup - and you can watch the game for just £10!
If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.