Fleetwood Town will face Charlton Athletic on Saturday 11 February at The Valley, and we have all you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet League One fixture in our match preview.
Fixture: Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 11 February 2023
Venue: The Valley
The Cod Army come into this game on the back of making history once again this season in the Emirates FA Cup. After beating Queens Park Rangers in the Third Round, it set up a tie against fellow League One side, Sheffield Wednesday. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Town were victorious in the replay at Highbury, coming away 1-0 winners thanks to a looping head from Carlos Mendes Gomes.
The mood in the camp changed dramatically on Tuesday, and now with putting the disappointment behind from last Saturday's game against Burton Albion, Scott Brown's men need to keep looking up after the performance against the league leaders.
Town's last away win came back on New Years Day with their 3-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town. Goals from Admiral Muskwe, Promise Omochere & 'Josh Vela' secured the points on the day. Can the Cod Army pick up only their second away win of the calendar year?
Jayden Stockley could make a return to The Valley after moving from the Addicks late in the January transfer window. He spoke to the club on Thursday afternoon to preview the match - supporters can watch it in full on the club's iFollow page!
Charlton have won four out of their last six matches, and have seen themsevles climb up the League One table after a tricky run of form in the middle of the season.
The last win was on the road away at Exeter, where the Addicks came away victorious following a 2-1 win. Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Corey Taylor scored early on before the hosts got one back but they held on for a vital win away from home.
In their last win at The Valley, Tyreece Campbell and Rak-Sakyi scored the two goals that defeated high-flyers Barnsley - they will be hoping to get back to winning ways after losing out to Bolton Wanderers.
WHAT STEVEN WHITTAKER HAD TO SAY BEFORE THE MATCH
“The confidence from the win on Tuesday will help us at the weekend, and we know from then on, there will be a focus on game after game and see where we can pick up some points in the coming weeks. We’ve done well against the teams above us in the league so far, we went to Ipswich and picked up a point and went on to win away at Peterborough.
“I thought we’d be stronger at home than we would have been away, but that hasn’t been the case. This is a strength that we are hoping will continue so the players shouldn’t be fazed by going to a club like Charlton as we will have our game plan, and the style we want to play, so let's see whether we can implement those and take the points on the day.
“We’re closer to the bottom than we would have liked, and we would have liked to have earned a lot more points than we have done so far this season. There have been games where we have played well but haven’t taken the points that we deserved and I think that has caught up with us a bit – we need to get vital points by performing well and we want that on Saturday.”
Fleetwood Town take on Charlton Athletic this Saturday at The Valley, and you can keep up to date with all the action on the Club’s iFollow!
On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for both overseas and, one for UK-based supporters - buy your iFollow pass here!
Video Match Pass - £10 (Overseas only)
Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K and 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 with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army!