Fleetwood Town welcome Doncaster Rovers to Highbury Stadium on Saturday 1 February, and in our match preview we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Doncaster Rovers
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Kick-off: 15:00 (GMT)
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX.
Match officials: Ross Joyce (Referee), Matthew Jones & Alix Pashey (Assistants) Samuel Barrott (Fourth Official)
Saturday’s match between Fleetwood and Doncaster will be Mr. Joyce’s first visit to Highbury this season. His last game at Fleetwood was back in January 2019, when AFC Wimbledon came in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round.
Joyce has officiated 23 games this season in all competitions, and branched out 104 yellow cards and three red cards.
The Cod Army are back at Highbury after their 0-0 draw against promotion hopefuls Coventry City on Tuesday night. It’s now back to back clean sheets for the Cod Army, with March 2019 being the last time that happened.
With the January Transfer Window open until 11pm on Friday 31 January, there is still time for Fleetwood to do business. The latest through the door is Everton defender, Lewis Gibson. The 19-year-old is on loan until the end of the season. Lewie Coyle signed permanently for the Cod Army early in the window, with Callum Connolly also joining from the Toffees. Glenn Whelan is another player who has come through the doors at Highbury.
Late on Deadline Day, Fleetwood signed Swansea City creative midfielder Barrie McKay and Norwich City central midfielder Isak Thorvaldsson. Both joining the club on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The visitors to Highbury Stadium on Saturday currently sit 9th in League One, with their last result being a 3-1 home win over Southend United. Niall Ennis opened the scoring for Rovers, with Kieran Sadlier adding two before Southend grabbed one back.
Darren Moore’s side are three games unbeaten on the road, with Donny picking up a point at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland. They lost 3-0 last time they came to Highbury, with the side looking for revenge.
There has only been one body through the door so far this Transfer Window. Fejiri Okenabirhie joined the club on an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half year deal from fellow League One side, Shrewsbury Town.
ONE TO WATCH – KIERAN SADLIER
One for Town fans to keep an eye out for on Saturday afternoon is midfielder, Kieran Sadlier. The 25-year-old has played 32 matches in all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals in the process.
Sadlier started off his career at St Mirren before moving down across the border to Peterborough United in July 2015. He was loaned out to FC Halifax Town, but was recalled back in December in the same year.
The Irishman joined Sligo Rovers in January 2016, then joined Cork City in the summer of 2016 – where he went on to score 17 goals in 14 matches.
His form in Ireland impressed Doncaster Rovers, and the Yorkshire side came calling in January 2019. He has since gone on to play 35 matches for Donny, scoring 14 goals in all competitions.
WHAT CLINT HILL HAD TO SAY ON THE MATCH
Fleetwood Town first team coach Clint Hill was on media duty on Thursday morning at Poolfoot Farm, and you can watch his full interview on iFollow.
KEEP UP WITH THE GAME ON iFOLLOW
If you can’t make Saturday’s match against Doncaster Rovers, 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.
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HOW TO GET YOUR MATCHDAY TICKETS
Tickets for the match will remain on sale until kick-off. Supporters will be able to buy theirs at the Club Shop at Highbury or down at the club’s training ground Poolfoot Farm.
Fans can also purchase their tickets online HERE, or head down to the ground on the day of the game – prices are as followed:
Adults from - £22
Seniors & Under 25s from - £17
Under 16s from - £7
If you require further details on tickets, please contact the Ticket Office on 01253 775080, or visit the Club Shop prior the match.
SKY BET’S BETTING ODDS
Fleetwood are 6/5 to pick up all three points at home against Doncaster. A draw between the two sides is priced at 23/10, with an away win priced at 21/10.
One of Sky Bets’ price boosts are for Fleetwood to win and for both teams to score – 9/2.
Joey Barton’s side beat Doncaster 3-0 in the same fixture last season, and for a repeat of that score line, you can get odds of 20/1.
For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.