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Match preview: Forest Green Rovers v Fleetwood Town

18 April 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Forest Green Rovers v Fleetwood Town

18 April 2023

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Fleetwood Town will head to Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night for another Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Forest Green Rovers v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: The New Lawn Stadium, Another Way, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL6 0FG

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

The Cods head into this fixture on the back of a 5-2 victory in the Lancashire Derby. Hat-trick hero Jack Marriott got the ball rolling on Saturday with a half-volley strike finding the back of the net in the 9th minute. Marriott scored his second later in the first half with a well worked finish to send the visitors into the break two goals to the good.

Promise Omochere returned to the starting XI at the weekend and capitalised on Marriott's shot hitting the post, before Jayden Stockley squared the ball to the Irishman who slotted his 6th goal of the season in all competitions. Phoenix Patterson scored his first goal since joining the club in January, and Marriott sealed his hat-trick in injury time after Patterson played the forward through on goal to make it 5-2 to Scott Brown sides.

Town sit 8th in the Sky Bet League One away form table, picking up 7 wins, 7 draws and losing 7 matches. Brown's side have picked up 28 points on the road, with Forest Green Rovers having the worst home record, only seeing five victories on home soil, with 15 defeats - can Fleetwood make it 8 wins away from home this season?

There are no new injury concerns for Fleetwood Town. Harvey Macadam remains out, as well as Danny Andrew and Harrison Holgate. Will it be the same XI from Accrington that starts on Tuesday night?

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FOREST GREEN ROVERS

Forest Green Rovers currently find themselves 24th in Sky Bet League One table, and were confirmed as relegated on Saturday evening after their 5-1 home defeat to high-flying Barnsley. Goals from Tedic, Phillips, Norwood and Cole secured the win, with Reece Brown scoring a late consolation goal for the hosts.

With one win in 21 league matches, Duncan Ferguson's side will be looking to finish off the campaign with their heads held high and a win over Fleetwood would take the pain off relegation in some ways. 

Their last win on home soil was a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Garrick scored in the the 35th minute, and to the frustration of Wednesday, they couldn't find a way back into the match.

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LAST MEETING IN THE LEAGUE

Fixture: Fleetwood Town 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 25 October 2022

Venue: Highbury Stadium

PRE-MATCH QUOTES: STEVEN WHITTAKER

On the quality performances all over the park against Accrington Stanley...

“The performance overall was very good; we looked a threat all day on the counter, we were sharp, and picked up plenty of second balls. One thing is we lacked a bit of composure in the final third as we could have scored a few more – on another day we could have made a few more chances.

“We were on the boys a bit as in the last few games, we haven’t started great, so it was important we started that way this time out. In the first half, we were on the front foot and played well and scored the goals we needed in that half.

“Both Jack [Marriott] and Jayden [Stockley] have played well together; Jack plays off the shoulder and Jayden is a great target for us as he allows us to get up the pitch quicker. They bounce off each other and both have chipped in with crucial goals already.”

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IFOLLOW DETAILS FOR THE MATCH

Scott Brown's side will make the trip to The New Lawn Stadium on Tuesday night, and for supporters who can't make the game, don't worry as we've got you covered!

On the night of the game, there will be two matchday packages available, with both those in the U.K. and Overseas able to live stream the game for just £10 - buy your iFollow pass HERE!

Video Match Pass - £10 (U.K & Overseas)

Those who choose the either option, you will get access to the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.

If you want to view the packages availavle for the rest of the season, click HERE so you don't need to worry about much between now and the end of the season.

 

TICKET NEWS

The Cod Army have been allocated tickets in standing and seating (please specify when booking), with prices as follows:

SEATING

Adults: £23

Concessions (65+): £18

Under-21s: £14

Under-16s: £8, and Under-11s: FREE.

STANDING

Adults: £21

Concessions (65+): £17

Under-21s: £11

Under-16s: £7, and Under-11s: FREE.

For those who want to jump on one of the official coaches heading to the fixture, they will be departing Highbury Stadium at 1pm on the day of the game and will cost only £5 for all Onward Card Holders and £20 for Non-Onward Card Holders.

To secure your places, you can either head to the away ticketing page on our club shop website HERE or head into the club shop between Monday (9am to 5pm) Tuesday (before midday) and speak to a club representative there.

If you have any questions please contact the ticket office on 01253 775080 (option 1). 

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