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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Charlton Athletic

16 September 2022

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Charlton Athletic at Highbury on Saturday 17 September, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Charlton Athletic

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 17 September 2022

Kick-off: 15:00

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

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Town head into their Sky Bet League One clash against Charlton after coming out winners in their last outing, which ended in a 1-0 win over Peterborough United at the Weston Homes Stadium.

In what was an even game in terms of chances, Town looked towards their captain, Josh Vela, to put them ahead midway through the first half, after a double chance from loanee winger Carlos Mendes Gomes. The Cods had chances to extend their lead but, the game ended 1-0 to the good.

Scott Brown’s side seven unbeaten in the league and currently find themselves comfortably in the middle of the table, but the squad will want to add to this record at the weekend by coming out on top when the Addicks come to town.

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

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC

Charlton have had a good start to their campaign this season as they find themselves in a similar position to Fleetwood in the table and have booked themselves a place in Round Three of the Carabao Cup after beating both Queens Park Rangers and Walsall in the earlier rounds.

Last time out, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Forest Green Rovers at The Valley, even though they managed to take the lead nine minutes in via a Corey Taylor effort. Connor Wickham pulled it back to one-all on the stroke of half-time, but Charlton ended the game a man down after a last-minute red card for Ryan Inniss.

Before that, they had an evenly contested clash with Bolton away from home, but the score line didn’t flatter them in this one as they lost 3-1 on the day. Again, Ben Garner’s side took the lead early on but goals from Conor Bradley, Kieran Lee, and George Johnston meant the Trotters would come out winners.

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TICKET AND FIXTURE INFO AHEAD OF THE CLASH

Make sure you are in the crowd this Saturday as Fleetwood Town host Charlton Athletic at Highbury in their latest Sky Bet League One outing (3pm kick-off).

This weekend is a special game for the local community as the Club is hosting the very first Pantry Day in which we are hoping our supporters, alongside those travelling fans from Charlton, will get behind The Pantry.

They are the town's only food bank and donating non-perishable foods or even making a donation to the cause would be greatly appreciated by all involved. For more details on this, please click here.

Adult tickets start at just £22, with concessions/Under-25s beginning at £17, Under-16s from only £7, with Under-5s coming in free with a paying adult. If you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can buy them online HERE!

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SCOTT BROWN’S PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Head coach Scott Brown sat down with the media on Thursday afternoon and previewed his side’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Charlton Athletic – here’s what he had to say:

“We’ve been watching them a lot over the last couple of days and I know a lot of the players who are there already, I played with one at Celtic a while ago as well. They try and play, want to get the ball down, and play proper. They are very expansive with the two wingers staying out wide and those wingers are very direct.

“The side’s good on the ball, can create chances, and can catch you on the counter as well because they’ve got so much pace up top. For us, it’s about we control the game. Football is about this, we need to make sure we turn up, perform, and stick to the game plan too.

“Momentum is key in football; you go into the dressing room and see everyone is happy and they want to go out to training and do a bit extra, it’s the opposite if you are losing games as people’s heads start going down. As a manager, you need to make sure you can put an arm around them in those moments, talk to them, and be the same person whether you win or lose.”

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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.


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