Fleetwood Town face Hull City on Saturday 7 November at KCOM Stadium in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Hull City v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Emirates FA Cup first round
Date: Saturday 7 November 2020
Venue: KCOM Stadium, West Park, Hull, HU3 6HU
Match officials: Marc Edwards (Referee), Richard Wigglesworth & Christopher Ward (Assistant Referees), Declan Ford (Fourth Official)
Town will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as they narrowly lost to Charlton Athletic last time out on Tuesday night.
Charlton quickly found themselves with a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Ben Purrington and Conor Washington, but a quickfire brace from Ched Evans brought Town back level as the headed into the break. A penalty was the difference in the second half as Washington completed his brace from the spot.
Before that, The Cod Army managed to pick up all three points at home after beating Karl Robinson’s Oxford United 2-0, with goals coming from Callum Camps and Paddy Madden in that one. Fleetwood gained the lead within a minute of kick-off and kept true to their playstyle throughout to secure the win.
Hull have started the season the way they would have wanted as they have managed to win seven of their first ten league games, and currently sit in fifth position in the league table.
The Tigers had to make the trip to The County Ground last time out as they faced Swindon Tow, which ended in a 2-1 loss. Keane Lewis-Potter opened the scoring early on, but the hosts quickly came back through a Paul Caddis goal and Joel Grant scored the winner in the second half.
Before that, they faced Bristol Rovers and James Daly put the Pirates ahead inside two minutes but Hull managed to pull off the comeback as Lewis-Potter, Regan Slater and Tom Eaves all found the back off the net, making it a comfortable 3-1 win for Grant McCann’s side.
PRE-MATCH QUOTES – JOEY BARTON
Head coach Joey Barton spoke to the media ahead of his side’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Hull City at Poolfoot Farm on Friday afternoon. He had this to say:
“It’s the FA Cup, let’s go and have it. We’ll be ready to go. Obviously, we neat them last time out not long ago in a certain manner and they will hopefully get the same on Saturday. For me, it’s a tie on a lovely pitch in a great stadium. We have to go there at some point in the league but have already managed to beat them at home.
“We don’t need to over complicate it, they’ll probably have Tom Eaves in, Mallik Wilks back out wide and Josh Magennis maybe will play. We expect it to be 4-3-3, it’s the way they’ve played all year and have been successful in most of them.
“I don’t think they will want to change too much for us and will probably want to right the wrongs of what happened at our stadium a few weeks back but we will be going there to win a cup tie full of confidence and hopefully pick up where we left off in the home tie.”
WATCH TOWN ON IFOLLOW
Supporters from the UK can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Hull City on Saturday.
With games still being played behind closed doors, the match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army during the early stages of the 2020/21 season.
Joey Barton's side are set to travel to Yorkshire on Saturday to face The Tigers, as they look to get back to winning ways after narrowly losing to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday - and you can watch the game for just £10!
Please note that cup matches are not included in your Onward Card subscriptions so they will not receive a streaming code for this game.
If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.