Fleetwood Town are set to face Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday 12 November, and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.
Fixture: Bristol Rovers v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 12 November 2022
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BF
Town head into their away clash with the Gas in hot form as they are four games unbeaten in all competitions, with the last result being a 3-1 win over Oxford City last weekend which secured a spot in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup for the Cods.
The team who are sat in 15th in the League One table comfortably cruised past non-league Oxford on their home turf as Lewis Warrington netted his first for the club to open the scoring, and it was one to remember as he struck it perfectly into the top corner from range before Paddy Lane bagged a second-half brace, with his second going in directly from a corner kick.
In the three games before that, Town picked up five points from Forest Green Rovers, which ended in a 1-1 draw, Accrington Stanley, which was a brilliant 3-0 win, and Oxford United, which also ended in an unfortunate 1-1 draw but this time away from home.
In pre-match press, assistant head coach Steven Whittaker said that he expects a tough game against Rovers and one person to watch out for is October’s Player of the Month award winner Aaron Collins who currently sits on nine goals for the season after 21 games.
However, he wasn’t the player who found the net in their FA Cup triumph earlier this month as it was experienced professional Scott Sinclair who got the all-important goal in the 1-0 win over League Two side Rochdale at the Memorial Stadium, which was also his first for the club since joining last month.
The game before that saw six goals, but it was in favour of the home side on the day as the Gas lost 4-2 to Derby County on the day at Pride Park. Even though Bobby Thomas and Anthony Evans both found the back of the net, it was a David McGoldrick masterclass as he netted a hat-trick, with James Collins also getting on the score sheet early in the clash.
WHAT STEVEN WHITTAKER SAID AHEAD OF THE GAME
Assistant head coach Steven Whittaker spoke to the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League One match away at Bristol Rovers – here’s what he had to say.
“Against Bristol, it’s going to be a tough game. They’re going to be up for the game and we need to try and stifle that and stay in the game and then put out stamp on the game as well but for us, we’ve been in every game and hasn’t been one where we’ve been defeated heavily, it’s just by the one goal and we know we can go there and grind out a game and we also have the quality to hurt them. Each game is different and we’re looking forward to it.
“We know Bristol Rovers will want to start off fast, they’re a high-energy team and they have good players at the top end of the pitch and have players who have scored goals, so we need to guard against that. We are expecting a tough one, but hopefully, things can go our way. For us, it’s another challenge and it’s important we focus on us, so we have a plan in place."
TICKET INFORMATION UPDATES
The Cod Army have been allocated tickets in the Brunel South Stand (seating) with tickets priced at the following:
Adults: £15, Seniors (65+): £5, 16-21 year-olds: £5, Under-16s: £5, Under-11s: £1
Tickets go off sale from our ticket office at 4:30pm on Friday 11 November, but supporters can purchase tickets on the day from the Away booth which is situated by the away turnstiles (card only).
COACH AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
If you require coach travel, our official coaches will be departing Highbury Stadium at 8am on the day of the game, costing only £5 for all Onward Card Holders and £25 for Non-Onward Card Holders.
If you would like to purchase an Onward Card to watch Fleetwood Town and get £5 away travel for the rest of the season, click HERE! If you would like to call the Ticket Office for more details, please call us on 01253 775080.
IFOLLOW INFORMATION FOR THE CLASH
On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for our UK-based and overseas supporters:
Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K based)
Video Match Pass - £10.00 (Overseas)
Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.
Season passes are available for both overseas and for all UK-based members of the Cod Army! You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.