Fleetwood Town are set to face Wycombe Wanderers at Highbury on Saturday 3 September, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 3 September 2022
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Fleetwood made two signings on Transfer Deadline Day, with Admiral Muskwe joining on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Luton Town and Lewis Warrington signing on loan from Premier League side Everton. Both players are eligible for this weekend's match.
The Cod Army's last league match saw them play away at Lincoln City. With Scott Brown's side two goals down after 15 minutes - both scored by Ted Bishop - it was a tough ask for the boys in blue. Paddy Lane bagged his first goal of the season with a tidy finish midway through the first half, with Ged Garner coming off the bench to head home a late equaliser to send the travelling fans back home happy.
With new additions to the squad, Town's head coach has decisions to make ahead of kick-off against Wycombe. Will the new recruits start? Or will Brown slowly introduce the new lads after only training with the team for two days?
If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the match against Wycombe Wanderers, click HERE to buy now!
Wycombe Wanderers make the trip to the Fylde Coast this weekend, having won two of their opening six Sky Bet League One matches.
Their last win came against Barnsley at Oakwell Saturday 20 August 2022. The Chairboys scored three goals and kept a clean sheet down the other end, with Anis Mehmeti, Dominic Gape and Nick Freeman scoring past Bradley Collins in the Barnsley sticks.
Just like Fleetwood, Wycombe were in Papa John’s Trophy action in midweek and played Tottenham Hotspur Under-21s at Adams’ Park. The match finished goalless meaning both teams claimed a point, however Wanderers won 4-3 on penalties to give them an extra point in the competition.
Ryan Tafazolli returned to the squad last weekend following an injury so he's available again for selection. Sam Vokes is edging closer to a comeback while Curtis Thompson, Brandon Hanlan, Sullay Kaikai, Tjay De Barr and D'Mani Mellor remain in the treatment room.
WYCOMBE TICKET NEWS
If you are wanting to sit in either the Parkside or Highbury Stand, Adults will pay £24 ( or £26 for a premium block seat ). Concessions and Under-25s tickets will be £19 ( or £21 for a premium seat ).
For those who are Under-16, tickets start from £8 with Under-5s being just £1!
If supporters are wanting to stand in the Memorial Stand behind the goal, Adults will pay £22, Concessions and Under-25s £17 and Under-16s just £7. Again, children under the age of five will pay just £1 to stand behind the goal.
Supporters can buy tickets at the Ticket Office at Highbury, or buy tickets ONLINE.
ONE CURRENT PLAYER WHO HAS PLAYED FOR BOTH CLUBS
Admiral Muskwe played 19 times for Wycombe Wanderers in both the Sky Bet Championship and the Emirates FA Cup. He scored his first goal for the Club in their 7-2 defeat away at Brentford. The young forward then bagged in the 3-0 win away at Rotherham United, then at Swansea a few matches later.
The 24-year-old began his footballing career in the Leicester City youth setup, which he joined when he was seven years old. He went on to progress through the ranks, rising up to Premier League 2 where he scored 23 times in 71 appearances.
With loan spells at Wycombe and Swindon, the forward caught the eyes at Luton Town where he joined the Hatters in July 2021 for an undisclosed fee. He has currently played 26 games for Luton, with his most recent appearance being in the Sky Bet Championship fixture against Swansea on Saturday 20 August 2022, which saw Luton win 2-0 in South Wales.
On Deadline Day, Muskwe joined the Cod Army and will be in contention for the clash against his former side.
SCOTT BROWN ON WYCOMBE WANDERERS
“Gareth [Ainsworth] has done a fantastic job at Wycombe. He’s taken them through the divisions and is a manager who I look up to. He’s adapted his style of play over the years and they’re starting to play some great football, and we know that they like to put crosses into the box and if you can get balls into the box quickly, then you give your strikers the most chance of scoring goals.
“We need to make sure that we are prepared for Saturday, we need to make sure we stop their crosses coming into our box and for us, we’ve worked on that and it’s also about how we play and how we create chances because we don’t get enough balls in the box and those early deliveries cause teams problems, as well as our players running in behind.
“The fans have been brilliant, they have come out in their thousands and it’s a great atmosphere that they create. Wayne Bibby [Fleetwood Town’s SLO] is running up and down the stands every week to get everybody involved and cheering on the team.
“There are a lot of good people at this Football Club who are willing to help as they want the best for us and we want the best for them.”
JIM'S BAR HAPPY HOUR RETURNS!
Happy Hours returns and will begin from 12pm and finish at 1pm, with all Onward Card holders able to get a selected range of beers for a discounted price.
Entertainment will be on show ahead of the game as club DJ and Supporter Liaison Officer Wayne Bibby will be doing singalong tunes so get down and have a good time at the best sports bar in the league.