Fleetwood Town face Accrington Stanley on Tuesday 20 October at the Wham Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Venue: Wham Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington BB5 5BX
Match officials: Robert Madley (Referee), Conor Brown and Paul Graham (Assistant Referees), Aaron Jackson (Fourth Official)
The Cod Army head into this Sky Bet League One clash against Accrington after maintaining their recent unbeaten run with a goalless draw against Lincoln City at Highbury in their last game.
Both sides battled throughout the game and neither side was able to break the deadlock in the tight encounter. Barrie McKay came close in the dying stages but couldn’t quite guide his effort past the Lincoln goalkeeper.
Before that fixture, Fleetwood managed to beat Hull City 4-1 – again at Highbury – in front of the Sky camera on a cold Friday night. Harvey Saunders continued his recent run of form, grabbing a brace in the game, with Callum Camps and Sam Stubbs getting the other two goals on the night.
Accrington have had a mixed start to the season as they have won three and lost three in their opening six fixtures.
Stanley started out their campaign with a 2-0 win over Peterborough United at home, as Dion Charles and Tariq Uwakwe both managed to get on the score sheet. This result followed a 7-0 win for the side over Leeds United U21s in the EFL Trophy, just five days before.
Since that win, Accrington have been on the wrong side of the scoreline in their games against Burton Albion, Oxford United, and Ipswich Town, but have won two games as well in that time. The first being a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon and the second being a win over Rochdale.
PRE-MATCH QUOTES – SAM FINLEY
Midfielder Sam Finley spoke to the press ahead of Fleetwood Town’s trip to the Wham Stadium to face Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.
“They are a good side, the work rate that they have is great. The coaching staff there will be expecting front-foot football and for their players to start pressing from the front. I found that a lot of teams disrespected Accrington when I first joined them, and they got a bit of a rude awakening so the gaffer and everyone here knows that.
“They’ve been in League One for two years now so they know what is expected and know what is going to come their way so it will be an interesting game. It will be strange but it’s a game I’m looking forward to and one I can’t wait for."
Watch Sam's full interview on our iFollow HERE.
ONE TO WATCH – TARIQ UWAKWE
One to watch from Accrington is midfielder, Tariq Uwakwe. The 20-year-old joined Stanley on loan from Premier League side Chelsea in September 2020 and has since featured in seven games and scored four goals for John Coleman’s side.
Uwakwe – who joined Chelsea at the age of eight – progressed through the side youth system, eventually making his way into the Under 18s in the 2015/16 season before becoming a scholar. The attacking midfielder has since played 11 times for the Premier League side’s development squad in their Premier League 2 winning season.
WATCH TOWN ON IFOLLOW
Supporters can purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Accrington Stanley now!
With games still being played behind closed doors, the match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army during the early stages of the 2020/21 season.
Joey Barton's side are set to travel to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday 20 October as they look to build on their three-game unbeaten streak - and you can watch the game against The Imps for just £10!
If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.