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Nicholson: The squad is fully focused on Yeovil

6 February 2018

Barry Nicholson says Fleetwood Town are fully focused ahead of Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy quarter final match with Yeovil Town.

Town travel to Huish Park with a place in the last four awaiting the winner, knowing just two wins will take them to Wembley Stadium for the showpeice final.

The first team coach spoke after Saturday match against Scunthorpe and believes there will be changes made with a busy month of fixtures.

“Tomorrow [Tuesday] won’t be any different to other games in this competition,” said Nicholson.

“We will probably mix it up as we have plenty of experience in the squad, along with our young lads.

“I’m sure that whatever the manager decides, it will be a strong team to get us through to the next round.

“We’ve won five out of five with three in the group stages, and two in the knockout rounds.

“There’s plenty of confidence for us to take forward.”

Nicholson knows it’s going to be a tough challenge for his players at Yeovil, but one that he believes they can overcome.

“We have watched them closely,” he added.

“It’s important for us to take this match as serious as any other game, as it’s a big one for us going there on the back of a defeat at the weekend.

“Tomorrow is going to be a tough game as we watched them against Manchester United where they put on a great show and showed promising signs.

“Winning tomorrow will give our players, and the club the best opportunity of reaching Wembley.

Shrewsbury Town will be Town’s opponents in the semi-final if they can get past the Glovers, but Nicholson knows tomorrow’s match is their priority. 

“We need to take care of Yeovil first and foremost.

“They [Shrewsbury] are the type of club and team that we were last season, by staying in games and grinding out results.

“It’s nice to know who we will face in the next round, but our focus is solely on tomorrow’s opposition.”


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