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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Manchester United Under-21s

18 October 2022

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Manchester United Under-21s at Highbury on Tuesday 18 October and we have all the information you need ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Manchester United Under-21s

Competition: Papa Johns Trophy

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 6SP

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In what will be the last game of this season’s group stage, Town will be looking to round it off with a win after drawing the previous two fixtures against Barrow and Carlisle United respectively.

The Barrow fixture opened up our campaign this year and it was Brendan Wiredu who scored his first Fleetwood goal to open the scoring in that one, however, John Rooney also found the back of the net meaning that would end one apiece. Soon after, a trip to Carlisle was in store and Joe Garner showed his striker's instinct by scoring from close range but, once again, that was cancelled out before the final whistle.

In the league, Town managed to pick up four points from two away games recently against Burton Albion and Portsmouth but fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town in their latest outing. The Shrews clash was a hard-fought one, but Tom Bayliss’ strike on the half-hour mark in that one decided who would walk away from Highbury with the points.

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The young Red Devils have made a perfect start to their Papa Johns cup run this season as they have picked up six points from their opening two games, with their last game ending in a 2-1 win over Barrow at Holker Street.

Two players who have played in the first-team for Manchester United, Charlie McNeill and Alejandro Garnacho, scored the goals in their win over Barrow. The English striker netted the first from the spot after stepping up to take a penalty and, after an own goal from Tyler Fredricsson, it was all to do all over again for the Reds. They pushed until the end and their Argentinian forward found the winner seconds from time to secure the win.

Before that, they travelled to Brunton Park where they faced a tough test against Carlisle, but they still managed to break the deadlock in their 2-1 win. McNeill netted the opener five minutes before the break. Even though Jamie Devitt levelled it up midway through the second half, Omari Forson scored a pivotal as it put United back into the lead 19 minutes from time.

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For Town's cup clash against the Red Devils, there will be two matchday packages available for our UK-based and overseas supporters: Audio Match Pass (£2.50) and Video Match Pass (£10.00).

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 with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army! You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.

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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! Click HERE for more details.

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