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Carabao Cup Preview: Fleetwood Town v Everton

23 August 2022

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Everton at Highbury on Tuesday 23 August in the Second Round of the Carabao Cup, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Everton

Competition: Carabao Cup Round Two

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

Kick-off: 19:45

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

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

The Cod Army reached Round Two of this competition after beating Championship side, Wigan earlier this month. Ged Garner's first half header was enough to see Scott Brown's men progress and be drawn against the Toffees for another time in this competition.

Fleetwood have had a good start to their league campaign. They have pickeed up one win - which was a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle, and have drawn their last three league matches, keeping two back-to-back clean sheets. With games coming thick and fast, and Lincoln up next in League One for the Cods, will there be rotation in the line-up, or will head coach Scott Brown keep momentum going?

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the match, click HERE to buy now!

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EVERTON

The Toffees have played three matches in the Premier League this season, losing their opening two matches and picking up a point in the game against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on Saturday at Goodinson Park.

Frank Lampard's side were 1-0 down with less than ten minutes to go after Brennan Johnson slotted the ball past Jordan Pickford. Demari Gray equalised six minutes later after Pickford's long ball over the top found the former Leicester City man, who calmly placed the ball home to salvage a point for Everton.

Everton have fond memories of a trip to Fleetwood, most recently two seasons ago when the two sides met in this competition. A Richarlison brace put the visitors 2-0 up at the break, with Mark Duffy pulling one back for the Cod Army just before Alex Iwobi made it 3-1. Callum Camps made it 3-2, but late goals from Bernard and Moise Kean made sure the Toffees progressed.

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LAST MEETING BETWEEN THE SIDES

Last time the two sides met at Highbury was back in September 2020 in this competition. Re-watch the highlights from the match HERE!

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GET YOUR ONWARD CARD TODAY!

Make sure you are in the stands to watch the Cods during the 2022/23 Sky Bet League One season by getting your very own Onward Card. Adult tickets start at just £14.17 a month and Under-16s from just £1.92 a month. Details on this season's cards are HERE.

GET DOWN TO JIM'S BAR TOMORROW FOR 5PM!

The Cod Army are hosting the Toffees at Highbury on Tuesday 23 August (7:45pm), and you can get your tickets HERE! Adult tickets from £22, concession tickets from £17, and Under-5s gaining admission for only £1!

Jim’s Bar – which is situated underneath the Memorial Stand – will be open for both sets of fans from 5pm and you will be able to enjoy drinks offers throughout the day, including £2 a pint for Carling, Carling Black and Worthingtons.*

Entertainment will be on show ahead of the game as club DJ and Supporter Liaison Officer Wayne Bibby will be doing singalong tunes so get down and have a good time!

*Please note that drinks offers will only be valid for those who have an Onward Card with them.

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WHAT SCOTT BROWN HAD TO SAY AHEAD OF THE EVERTON CLASH…

“Everyone in the dressing room is excited and looking forward to the match. There will probably have to be a few changes in midweek because the lads have been relentless and have been working extremely hard and sometimes you need to give a couple of the lads a rest.

“I know we’re coming into a huge game, and it will be a shame but for us, looking forward the league is very important to us and so is our form and at the same time there are lads on the bench who haven’t had a lot of minutes on the pitch. It will be a huge opportunity for them to get minutes.”

“With Frank [Lampard], he is a player I admire. For me growing up and also playing against him, it was fantastic. He is another young manager, and he is one who messaged me the minute I got this job and sometimes it’s the small details like that, that make it personally and for me it shows he’s a kind-hearted person.

“Our lads are going to cherish the moment on Tuesday, I am going to cherish it but for me it’s about us!”

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