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Preview: AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town

26 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town face AFC Wimbledon on Saturday 27 November at Plough Lane in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 27 November 2021

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Plough Lane, Wimbledon, SW17 0BW

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Town are heading down south this weekend as they are set for another away fixture in Sky Bet League One, with the tie against AFC Wimbledon being Stephen Crainey’s first as Interim Head Coach.

In the last outing, the side were beaten by Oxford United at Kassam Stadium earlier this week. Even though Jay Matete produced a moment of brilliance, dribbling from near the halfway line and scoring at the end of the run, the home side were on top and ran away 3-1 winners.

In the game before, a wondergoal from Cole Stockton saw local rivals Morecambe come out on top in a challenging encounter for both sides at Highbury. Callum Johnson netted a header on the day for Fleetwood, which saw him get nominated into the Sky Bet League One ‘Team of the Week’.

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AFC WIMBLEDON

The Wombles are currently sitting in 18th position in Sky Bet League One and will welcome the Cods to Plough Lane this Saturday.

Their last game ended in a five-goal thriller against Crewe Alexandra in Wimbledon, with the game also seeing a red card just before the final whistle. Jack Rudoni opened the home side’s account on the day, with Ollie Palmer netting a brace before the half.

Ayoub Assal saw red right before the end, but it seemed to run down the clock, with Crewe on the ascendancy after Chris Porter’s goal in the 89th minute, as they walked away 3-2 winners on the night.

There were two losses for the side in multiple competitions before that as they lost out to Portsmouth 2-1 last Saturday, with a Papa John’s Trophy loss, with the same scoreline to Sutton United a couple of days before.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS

Fixture: AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Monday 5 April 2021

Venue: Plough Lane

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 26 September 2020

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020

Venue: Plough Lane

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

AFC Wimbledon

H2H results

6

5

8

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: STEPHEN CRAINEY

Interim Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the media for the first time after getting the role on Thursday afternoon, ahead of Fleetwood Town’s trip to face AFC Wimbledon at the weekend. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“Moving forwards, whilst I am in charge, I want to go into every game looking for the three points. I’m confident with the squad we’ve got, we have some good players in the team and, if we get them playing the right way, we can get results moving forward.

“We must work together as a team and that should lead to the light at the end of the tunnel, starting Saturday hopefully. Mistakes have led to goals in the past, but we want to be confident in defending our own goal. On the flip side, we also want to be a threat further up the pitch so that will be the aim moving forwards.

“We’ve been on a bad run, but I want to change that on Saturday. Hopefully, with the coaching the staff can get into the players both today and tomorrow, we can come back home with a win against Wimbledon.”

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