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Pilley: Leicester tie shows how far we've come

15 January 2018


Pilley: Leicester tie shows how far we've come

15 January 2018

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Chairman Andy Pilley says Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup third round replay with Leicester City is a mark of how far the club has come.

Under the guidance of Pilley, the Cod Army have climbed from the North-West Counties to League One – a remarkable six promotions in just ten years.

Tuesday’s tie with The Foxes is the first time in the club’s history that they will have faced a current Premier League side, something Pilley is relishing.

“It’s always been one of my ambitions as Chairman to lock horns with a Premier League club,” said Pilley.

“For us to come up against Leicester City – who were the champions of England two years ago is superb.

“This game shows how far we’ve come. I remember going to Hucknall Town in the Unibond – which isn’t too far from Leicester – and Hinckley too and to go to the King Power is incredibly exciting.”

A bumper away following is set to cheer Uwe Rosler’s side on, with Town’s chairman kindly paying for all supporters to travel to the game for free.

“It delights me to know that there will be so many fans travelling to enjoy what will be, a really historic day in the history of our football club.

“Our fans have never been to a Premier League ground to play a current Premier League club watching Fleetwood, and it’s great that they will get that opportunity tomorrow.

“It will be a special, special day for everyone at the club, and I hope the fans enjoy it as much as I will.

“We feel like we have a feel good factor around the football club at the minute.

“I thought the lads were excellent at home to Leicester, and we want them to go out in a similar fashion and play without fear and let’s see where it takes us.”

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