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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Leeds United

30 July 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Leeds United on Friday 30 July at Highbury in a pre-season friendly, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Leeds United

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Kick-off: 19:00

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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As The Cods carry on a very busy week in their pre-season preparations, they are set to welcome Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds to the Fylde Coast for a Friday night after beating Championship side Huddersfield Town 2-1 on Tuesday night.

In a game where fans were welcomed back into Highbury for the first time in 507 days, it was a solid showing as the Cod Amy took a two-goal lead in the first half playing some impressive football which took Fleetwood into the break with a lead; Huddersfield responded with a goal with 15 minutes to go, but Fleetwood defended strongly to hold out for a win.

In the game before, Town finished their Scottish leg of their pre-season preparations with a goalless draw with double cup winners St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Both sides were able to create chances throughout the game, with the best one being a free-kick from the home side being taken by David Wotherspoon in the first-half, which hit the side-netting of Alex Cairns’ goal.

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The Whites have played Guiseley AFC and Blackburn Rovers up to now, winning one and drawing one as they continue to improve their fitness ahead of the Premier League campaign getting underway next month.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side played out a draw last time out at Blackburn Rovers. Both goals in the match came in the second half, with Connor McBride striking for the hosts via a deflected free-kick, before central defender Pascal Struijk levelled for the Whites.

Before that, Leeds were given a hard test throughout by Guiseley in an away clash, but ended up winning on the night. Crysensio Summerville opened the scoring from the penalty spot, with Bailey Thompson equalising for the home side just three minutes later. Sam Greenwood regained the lead to The Whites, and Summerville added a third for the side late in the game.

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the club after his side came away 2-1 winners over Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town on the return to Highbury on Tuesday. Here is what the gaffer had to say in his interview:

“It’s great to be back at Highbury and to have supporters here for the first time in so long, we are delighted with the result, but that’s not the first thing you pay attention to, we’re focusing on the way we played and how the players are implementing the ideas we have worked on both offensively and defensively.

“If you get a positive result against a championship side like we have then we can be very pleased where it also felt really good having the fans behind us because we gave them something to cheer about, especially the first half where we passed the ball really well.

“It was a strange feeling having the supporters back at Highbury, it’s great to have them all back and we’re all looking forward to the first game of the season now.”

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Tickets are still available for Friday’s pre-season friendly against Premier League side Leeds United.

Ticket prices for the match are as followed:

Onward Card holders

SOLD OUT Seating (Parkside blocks B, C, and D, Highbury Stand) - Adults: £15, Concessions/Under-25s: £10, Under-16s: £5 

Standing (Memorial Stand) - Adults: £10, Concessions/Under-25s: £8, Under-16s: £5

General Sale (To all with an FY postcode - up to six tickets per supporter)

SOLD OUT Seating (Parkside blocks B,C, and D, Highbury Stand) - Adults: £20, Concessions/Under-25s: £15, Under-16s: £10

Standing (Memorial Stand) - Adults: £15, Concessions/Under-25s: £10, Under-16s: £10

Away supporters (sold by Leeds United)

SOLD OUT Seating (Parkside blocks E,F, and G) - Adults: £20, Concessions/Under-25s: £15, Under-16s: £10 

SOLD OUT Standing (Percy Ronson Stand) - Adults: £15, Concessions/Under-25s: £10, Under-16s: £10 


All hospitality packages in the Parkside Suite, as well as the VIP boxes, have been sold out for this fixture – we look forward to seeing you all at Highbury.


The best way to watch Fleetwood Town this year is by purchasing the Onward Card. For adults, you will pay as little as £170 for 23 Sky Bet League One matches, with many benefits included in the deal. Click HERE for more details.

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