Fleetwood Town will face Liverpool's Under 21s in the Leasing.com Trophy match at Highbury on Wednesday 25th September, and we have all you need to know in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Liverpool U21
Competition: Leasing.com Trophy – Group Stages
Date of game: Wednesday 25th September 2019
Kick-off time: 7:45pm
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match officials: Martin Coy (Referee), Chris Isherwood & Gary Hilton (Assistant Referees) & Lewis Smith (Fourth Official)
Fleetwood sit 4th in the League One after coming back from behind to beat Rochdale last weekend. Full-back, Danny Andrew equalised after Rekeil Pyke opened the scoring after eight minutes. After chances fell for both sides, it was left to Ched Evans to head home from Ash Hunter’s in-swinging cross to give Joey Barton and his side all three points.
Town opened their Leasing.com Trophy campaign with a defeat away at Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley. John Coleman’s side took the lead in the second half and doubled their later moments later. Paddy Madden converted from the penalty spot – however it wasn’t enough to share the points at the Wham Stadium.
Liverpool’s Under 21s are competing in the Premier League Two – Division One league, with the reds currently sitting 10th after six matches being played.
Looking back at their last result, they drew 2-2 with Leicester City’s Under 21s with Curtis Jones and Luis Longstaff scoring for Liverpool to give them a share of the points.
Neil Critchley’s side faced League Two side Oldham Athletic in their first group match of this competition, however lost out 3-2 at Boundary Park. Neco Williams and Harvey Elliott scored for the red, with Oldham taking the win.
WATCH THE MATCH LIVE ON IFOLLOW
Can’t make it to Highbury on Wednesday? Don’t worry as you can keep up to date with the game through our official iFollow!
For just £10, supporters can live stream the game whilst listening to full match commentary.
Click on iFollow to see the different types of subscription packages available for the 2019/20 season.
ONE TO WATCH: CURTIS JONES
Critchley handed the teenager the captain’s armband ahead of the trip to Chelsea in mid-August, days after he signed a new long-term contract with the Reds, and has shown promise this season with leading performances on the pitch.
The 18-year-old has been pivotal in the club’s Premier League 2 – Division One campaign, scoring in Friday’s league match away at Leicester City – where the Reds drew 2-2 on the road.
The midfielder has been capped at England U16 level up to the U19s, and will be looking to push on to the Under 21s at the age of 18. With the coaching staff having high regards for the youngster, he will look to continue his form at Highbury on Wednesday.
Adults - £10
Concessions - £5
Under 18s - £1
For more details on tickets, visit the ticket office at Highbury, or call (01253) 775080. You can also buy your tickets online - saving you time ahead of the match.
For Fleetwood Town to pick up all three points against Liverpool on Wednesday, the odds are currently 19/20, with a draw between the sides priced at 5/2.
The odds for Fleetwood to win 2-0 against The Reds are 9/1.
You can find more odds on SkyBet. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly and that odds are subject to change.