Fleetwood Town face Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday 9 February at Highbury Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Doncaster Rovers
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Tuesday 9 February 2021
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX
Match officials: Andy Haines (Referee), Billy Smallwood & Daniel Woodward (Assistant Referees), Alan Clayton (Fourth Official)
Town are set to play their second game at Highbury in four days as Simon Grayson looks to grab his first win in charge.
In the last game, Town played out a goalless draw with Bristol Rovers. They started out the better side, creating multiple chances but none that were able to get past goalkeeper Joe Day. The visitors then grew into the game, forcing a couple of saves from Alex Cairns, but he kept them out and secured another clean sheet.
In the game before that, Fleetwood lost 1-0 to Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium. Charlie Mulgrew received a red card after bringing Matty Taylor down as the last man early in the game, and soon after, the home side then took the lead through full-back Josh Ruffels.
Doncaster head into the clash at Highbury on the back of three straight league wins, with their last loss coming in the FA Cup against Premier League side, West Ham United.
Their last game was at the Keepmoat and it ended up being a five-goal thriller against Oxford United. Jon Taylor opened the scoring at the half-hour mark but was quickly cancelled out by a Sam Long strike. Fejiri Okenabirhie and Taylor Richards added to Donny’s tally on the day and, with those goals, they secured all three points.
A week before that Oxford win, they faced a tough challenge against top-of-the-table, Lincoln City. The Imps seemed to control the possession in the game and even though they managed to create more opportunities, it was Doncaster who were clinical and scored the only goal on the night through Taylor Richards.
ONE TO WATCH: FEJIRI OKENABIRHIE
One to watch from Doncaster is forward, Fejiri Okenabirhie. The 24-year-old is currently the top scorer for Donny this season, having already managed eight goals.
Okenabirhie started his youth career at Premier League side Arsenal before joining Stevenage as an apprentice in 2012. After becoming a key player in their FA Youth Cup run in the 2012/13 season, he joined Bedford Town on a youth loan.
The Hendon-born forward made his debut in a defeat to Bristol City in 2014, but most of his time at the Boro was spent on loan at clubs like Farnborough, Cambridge City and Royston Town, before moving on to Harrow Borough in November 2015.
He had a successful stint at the Isthmian League Premier Division side, scoring eight goals in 30 games, and he caught the attention on Dagenham & Redbridge and signed a two-year deal there. Okenabirhie carried on his goal scoring form at Dagenham, as he nagged 19 goals in his two years there and he managed to earn a move to League One side, Shrewsbury Town.
He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the season, and it only took eight appearances to open his goal tally, which came in a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers. The forward would score 12 goals in his time there and would move onto Doncaster in 2020. Since moving to Donny, Okenabirhie had scored 13 goals in 35 appearances.
WATCH TOWN ON iFOLLOW!
Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday.
With fans still unable to attend games, the iFollow match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army play.
Simon Grayson's side are set to face Doncaster in a league clash at Highbury on Tuesday and you can watch the game for just £10!
If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.