Fleetwood Town travel to Kingsmeadow on Saturday 8 February for their Sky Bet League One fixture against AFC Wimbledon, and in our match preview we have all you need to know ahead of kick-off.
Fixture: AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 8 February 2020
Kick-off: 15:00 (GMT)
Venue: Kingsmeadow, Jack Goodchild way, Kingston Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3PB
Officials: David Rock (Referee), Matthew Lee & Dean Treleaven (Assistants) Bhupinder Gill (Fourth Official)
Saturday’s match between Wimbledon and Fleetwood will be Mr. Rock’s first time officiating the two sides, with the referee predominately taking charge of non-league matches over the last couple of years.
The referee has took charge of 21 fixtures this season, where he has handed out 73 yellow cards and four red cards. He produced 7 yellow cards in his last match, which saw Cheltenham Town beat Morecambe 2-1 at home.
The Cod Army travel to AFC Wimbledon on the back of their 2-1 victory over play-off hopefuls Doncaster Rovers. Ched Evans gave Town the lead in the 35th minute, with Harry Souttar doubling the home sides advantage five minutes after the restart. Niall Ennis scored for Rovers moments later, but it wasn’t enough to push them for an equaliser.
Deadline Day signings, Barrie McKay and Isak Thorvaldsson are available for selection this weekend after missing the match against Doncaster due to late registration last Friday. The two have trained with the team this week, and both are hoping to play a part this weekend.
Harrison Biggins, Kyle Dempsey and Jordan Rossiter will all miss out at AFC Wimbledon with injuries.
The hosts are back on home soil following their 2-1 defeat away at Accrington Stanley last weekend. Jordan Clark and Dion Charles scored early goes at the Wham Stadium, with Joe Pigott scoring 15 minutes from time to give the Wimbles hope, but it wasn’t to be for the side from South West London.
Wimbledon secured the signings of Julien Lamy from Rotherham United and Mads Bech Sorensen from Brentford on permanent deals in January, but with no players leaving the club, the manager has a healthy squad to choose from this weekend.
ONE TO WATCH – JOE PIGOTT
One for Town fans to keep an eye out for on Saturday afternoon forward, Joe Pigott. He has scored 8 goals this season in 32 appearances, with his latest goal coming in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat away at Accrington Stanley.
The 26-year-old began his career at Charlton Athletic in 2012, where he spent four years at the club. First team football was tough to come by for Pigott, so loan spells at Gillingham, Newport and Southend followed.
After time out on loan, League Two side Cambridge United came calling and the youngster scored his first goal for the club in their 1-0 win away at Shrewsbury in the EFL Trophy.
Pigott signed for the Dons in January 2018, and the forward scored four minutes into his debut in their 2-0 home victory over Blackpool, having only entered the match on the 73rd minute.
FOLLOW THE GAME ON iFOLLOW
If you can’t make Saturday’s match against AFC Wimbledon, don’t worry as we have it covered with iFollow – meaning you can live stream or just listen to full match commentary in the comfort of your own home.
Supporters based in the United Kingdom and Ireland can pay just £2.50 for an Audio Match Pass.
For fans based overseas, or for those who are on holiday abroad, they will be able to watch the match on iFollow for £10.
If you want to know more about iFollow, and find out ways to support the Cod Army, click HERE. (terms and conditions)
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WHAT JOEY BARTON HAD TO SAY
Watch Fleetwood Town head coach approach the media ahead of Saturday’s match at AFC Wimbledon on iFollow.
WHAT BARRIE McKAY HAD TO SAY
Watch Barrie McKay’s first interview for the club on iFollow as he talks about how the move came about and what he feels he can offer the current squad in the next few months.
HOW TO GET YOUR MATCHDAY TICKETS
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £24
Concessions - £15
Under 18s - £10
Adults - £17
Concessions - £11
Under 18s - £4
The club will be running coach travel for the match. The price is just £5 for Onward Card holders and £20 for all other supporters. Coaches will be departing Highbury at 7:00am on the day of the game.
To book tickets for this fixture, please contact the ticket office on 01253 775080. Tickets can also be purchased via www.ftfcstore.com or at Poolfoot Farm.
SKY BET’S BETTING ODDS
Fleetwood are 21/20 to pick up all three points away at Wimbledon. A draw between the two sides is priced at 12/5, with the hosts 12/5 to win at Kingsmeadow.
One of Sky Bets’ price boosts are for Fleetwood to win and for both teams to score – 7/2.
Joey Barton’s side beat Wimbledon 3-0 in the same fixture last season, and for a repeat of that score line, you can get odds of 18/1.
For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.