Fleetwood Town are set to face Forest Green Rovers at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday 25 October, and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Forest Green Rovers
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Tuesday 25 October 2022
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 6SP
The Cods come into this game off the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat away at Exeter City. Despite scoring first with a calm finish from Luton Town loanee, Carlos Mendes Gomes, it was the hosts who scored moments later through Jay Stansfield, with Sam Nombe getting the winner late into injury time on his 24th birthday.
Scott Brown's men will be wanting to get back to winning ways when Forest Green Rovers visit the Fylde Coast. With Forest Green in the relegation zone as it stands, it will be a good chance for the Cod Army to create some space between themselves and those in and around the bottom of the Sky Bet League One table.
Injury wise, Lewis Warrington could be back in contention after missing out on Saturday's trip to Exeter. Toto Nsiala is still a doubt after picking up his injury away at Portsmouth earlier this month. Shaun Rooney is back following his one match suspension after picking up five yellow cards.
FOREST GREEN ROVERS
Forest Green currently sit 22nd in Sky Bet League One after picking up 12 points from their 15 matches played. Their last match saw them lose 1-0 at home to Portsmouth, with Sean Raggett scoring the only goal of the match midway through the first half.
After securing promotion to from League Two in May 2022, the new arrivals to the third tier of English Football have struggled to adapt to life up the leagues. They lost their manager Rob Edwards to Watford at the start of the season, with new man Ian Burchnall in the dugouts these days for the visitors to Highbury on Tuesday night.
Connor Wickham is the one to watch, with the former Ipswich and Crystal Palace striker having scored 5 goals this season already. His late goal was in Forest Green's 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on home soil, with the forward looking to add to his tally in midweek.
WHAT THE MANAGER HAD TO SAY AHEAD OF THE MATCH
“The fans were incredible; they drove seven hours down here to come and watch us and I’m just disappointed we weren’t able to get a result for them because we could have easily held that game out.
“[Jay] Lynchy looks after himself and that’s what he does every day, he’s got a fantastic work rate and has a good way about the place – he wants to work and improve – you want 11 players like that.
“Looking forwards now, we need to make sure we create more clear-cut chances and work more on the attacking than on the defenders as I thought the two centre-halves did well against two physical strikers that work hard for 90 minutes and cause a lot of team’s problems.”
On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for both overseas and, one for UK-based supporters:
Video Match Pass - £10 (U.K and Overseas)*
Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K and Overseas)*
*Both U.K and overseas supporters can watch the full match live on iFollow!
Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.
Season passes are available with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army!
Overseas supporters can now pay just £170 for the season, giving you video access to all league games for the 2022/23 season.
You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.
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