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Preview: Development Squad travel to Squires Gate for pre-season friendly

18 July 2017

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Fleetwood Town’s Development Squad continue along their pre-season calendar on Wednesday as they face local side Squires Gate at The Brian Addison Memorial Stadium (7:30pm).

Paul Murray’s side were unable to come away with a win in their first pre-season game of the year as they drew 2-2 against Colne FC on Saturday. Goals from Dion Charles and Michael Duckworth put Town in a dominant position but two second half goals ensured Colne earned a draw.

Squires Gate have started pre-season well this year as they have managed to win two out of the two games they played. Their pre-season started with as goal fest at Anchorsholme, with the game finishing 5-3 in their favour. A week later, a much tighter encounter saw Squires Gate just slip past Clitheroe 3-2.


Town are expected to put out a strong side ahead of this fixture, as it is that time of the season as Colne goal scorers Charles and Duckworth will be hoping for more game time. Development Squad players Billy Crellin, Nathan Sheron, Michael Donohue, Alex Reid and Ashley Nadesan all travelled to Austria with the first team last week, and could feature on Wednesday night.

Squires Gate have just acquired the services of midfielder Gal Pett from Wren Rovers and will be looking to field him once against, after he made his debut against Clitheroe. Last season, he ended up being the league’s top goal scorer with 36 goals.


Below is the full Development squad’s pre-season Schedule:

Colne v Fleetwood Town (2-2)
Utility Renewals Stadium
Saturday 15 July, 2017
Kick-Off: 3:00pm
Squires Gate v Fleetwood Town
The Brian Addison Stadium
Wednesday 19 July, 2017
Kick-Off: 7:30pm
Chorley v Fleetwood Town
Victory Park
Saturday 22 July, 2017
Kick-Off: 3:00pm
Ramsbottom United v Fleetwood Town
Harry Williams Riverside Stadium
Friday 28 July, 2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
FC United of Manchester v Fleetwood Town XI
Broadhurst Park
Tuesday 1 August, 2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm

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