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Father and son drive to Germany to cheer on the Cod Army

16 July 2015

A number of fans have travelled across Europe to see FTFC...

A Fleetwood Town supporting father and son duo have made the trip to Germany to cheer on the Cod Army during the Club’s pre-season tour.

Lee Thomas, aged 41, and his 14-year-old son Luke watched Town with a number of their fellow Cod Army supporters against against Borussia Dortmund’s B side, on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking about their continental venture to the Club’s official website, Lee revealed that a pre-season trip was always in the pipeline. In what is his first trip to Germany.

Lee said: “It is something that we’ve always wanted to do, we always said we were going to do a pre-season this year, I’ve never been to Germany either.

“As soon as the Club announced it, we talked about it, we always talk about it. I actually spoke to Jamie (Pilley) to get a heads up on it, and definitely get the dates, booked the hotels, and there’s no turning back.

“We set off on Monday, drove down to Dover, stayed overnight and got the Ferry in the morning. We drove through France, Belgium and Holland into Germany, and landed in Dortmund on Tuesday night.

The pair are to continue their support for Fleetwood during their tour, and are to remain for Town’s second game, against Alemannia Aachen, before returning to English shores on Monday.

Mr Thomas continued his interview by saying that he is looking forward to seeing the newest recruits that Fleetwood have to offer, as well as forward Jamille Matt, who is returning from an injury which kept him out of the entire 2014/15 League One campaign.

“It will be good to see the boys out again, some of the new players and some of those who have been out injured, especially to see how Jamma (Matt) gets on as it is nice to see him back up and running.

“The game at Fylde was more like a run out than anything, get to know some of the players, some interesting signings, I like the look of Sanogo.

Other members of the travelling Cod Army have made the journey out to watch Graham Alexander’s men, as Thomas concluded by saying: “There is a minibus of about eight of them, they are in Hennef, and they flew in on Monday. It is great to see so many Fleetwood Town fans out here in Germany."

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