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All eyes on Highbury for third round tie with Leicester City

16 December 2017

The eyes of the footballing world are set to focus on Fleetwood Town when Premier League giants Leicester City come to Highbury in the new year.

Uwe Rosler’s side welcome The Foxes on Saturday 6th January 2018 (12:45pm) for the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Two goals from former Leicester defender Cian Bolger saw Town see off Hereford FC on Thursday night in the second round replay.

The visit of the former Premier League champions will be broadcast live on BBC One, with six million people expected to tune in live, with millions more across the world, with this only the third time the club have been in the third round.

Chairman, Andy Pilley, said: “The exposure the game with Leicester City will give the club will be unbelievable. The phones have been ringing non-stop in the ticket office and commercially the interest in this fixture is huge – and who can blame them.

“It’s the first time in the club’s history we will play a Premier League team in a competitive fixture, and it’s clear to see there is a buzz around the town already.

“We’re told due to the game being live on BBC One, it will probably be the most viewed live game broadcast in the UK this season. We are told around six million will watch the game, which is double the number for last weekend’s Manchester derby. For Fleetwood Town it’s brilliant to a part of.”

For commercial enquires for this game, call 01253 775080, or email martin.booker@fleetwoodtownfc.com


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