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Match preview: Barnsley (H)

18 March 2016

Town will be hoping to do the league double at Highbury

Fleetwood Town play their second successive game at Highbury on Saturday afternoon when Barnsley visit the Fylde Coast for a Sky Bet League One clash.

The Cod Army will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the Tykes, having slipped to a narrow defeat against Walsall on home soil last Tuesday.

Tom Bradshaw netted the solitary goal of the encounter, in a result which mean Steven Pressley’s side stayed in 19th place in the standings.

Barnsley travel to West Lancashire sitting eighth in the third tier after dropping out of the Play-Off places with a 2-0 home defeat against Southend United at Oakwell last Saturday.

Strikes in either half from Jack Payne and Michael Timlin earned Phil Brown’s Shrimpers all three points at Oakwell.

Team News

Nathan Pond still remains a doubt for the Cod Army with a thigh injury sustained in the match against Shrewsbury Town last month.

Antoni Sarcevic, Bob Harris and Danny Andrew will also play no part against Barnsley, with the trio on the treatment table, while Bobby Grant is suspended.

One to watch

Striker Sam Winnall will be Barnsley’s main threat in front of goal when they journey to Fleetwood on Saturday.

The Wolverhampton-native has been in superb form for his side this season, after signing on at Oakwell for an undisclosed fee in July 2014.

Winnall joined the youth ranks at hometown club, Wolves, in 2009, but over the course of his six-year stay at Molineux, couldn’t force his way into the plans at the Black Country outfit.

Whilst at Wolves, the 25-year-old striker experienced a series of loan spells away from the club, plying his trade on a temporary basis at Burton Albion, Hereford United, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Shrewsbury Town.

He departed Wolves on a permanent basis in 2013, when he made the move to sign for Scunthorpe United on a free-transfer.

In his only season at Glanford Park, Winnall netted 23 times as the Iron gained promotion from League Two, alongside Fleetwood, at the end of that campaign.

Having found the net on a regular basis in the fourth-tier, Winnall was rewarded with a move to Barnsley in 2014.

What’s on?

Our popular Jim’s Sports Bar is open for FTFC and Barnsley supporters from 12pm, with refreshing pints of Carling just £2 during Happy Hour.

If you fancy a bite to eat before the match, then Red and Whites café is the place for you! Serving home-made dishes.

Our matchday programme, #codarmy, is on sale at £1 from vendors around the ground.

Tickets for the Club’s lottery will also be on sale, and costs just £1 to enter! You could win a handsome cash prize!

Listen Live

Gary West will be live on Cod Army Player HD on Saturday, bringing full match commentary from the Highbury press box.

After the match, interviews with manager Steven Pressley and a player will be available.

To sign up, click here

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