Fleetwood Town head to Carlisle United on Wednesday Night in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Town recorded a 2-1 win away at Chorley in the Emirates FA Cup to see them through to the Second Round where the Cod Army will host Hereford.
Carlisle United were in action at the weekend as they beat Oldham Athletic 3-2 in the FA Cup. Richard Bennett scored twice with Hallam Hope adding another to send the Cumbrian side into the next round against Gillingham.
Barry Nicholson says…
“We are fully focused ahead of the game against Carlisle.
“The players want to finish on three wins out of three and progress into the next round. We know once you’re in the knockout stages, you know you’re one step closer to playing at Wembley.
“There will be changes in the squad. It will be an opportunity to give players game time, but we still need to concentrate on ourselves winning the match.”
Carlisle United defender Tom Parkes returned to action on Saturday against Oldham after picking up a suspension. The 25-year-old joined the club in the summer from National League side Leyton Orient, and now hopes to pick up from where he left off.
Town will still be without midfielder Bobby Grant after he sustained an injury at Blackburn Rovers, with Conor McAleny still a doubt for the trip to Brunton Park.
One to Watch
Midfielder Reggie Lambe is Carlisle’s top goal scorer this season with six league goals. Lambe started his career at Ipswich before moving to Bristol Rovers on a short-term loan deal. The Bermudian signed for Mansfield Town in 2014, and in his two-year spell at Field Mill, where he scored 10 goals in 67 league appearances. Lambe joined the Cumbrians in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer, and has been a key part of Keith Curle’s squad ever since.
We’ve Met Before
Carlisle and Fleetwood last met in the Carabao Cup back in August. The League Two side won 2-1 in extra-time to reach the second round of the competition.
Keith Curle’s side are favourites and are priced at 6/4 to beat Fleetwood Town.
Uwe Rosler’s men are unbeaten so far in the Checkatrade Trophy, and are priced at 17/10 pick up all three points.
Ashley Nadesan and Wes Burns are both 13/2 to be the first goal scorer, whereas Harvey Rodgers is the outside bet at 40/1.
For the home side, striker Hallam Hope is priced at 11/2 to open the scoring, with James Brown being priced at 40/1 to score first.
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