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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Cambridge United

21 February 2023

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Fleetwood Town host Cambridge United at Highbury on Tuesday night in their latest Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all the information on the rescheduled game which was due to take place back in December.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town vs Cambridge United

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2023

Kick-off: 19:45

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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The hosts come into this game in terrific form having picked up seven points from their last three league games where they beat both Charlton and Peterborough respectively, while travelling to Plymouth Argyle to pick up a point. This great run was started with a win in the Fourth-Round replay of the Emirates FA Cup against the league one leaders Sheffield Wednesday.

Fleetwood sit in 16th place but with the games in hand they have, a win on Tuesday over Cambridge who are in the relegation zone, could propel the Cods to mid table and potentially further. Since the January transfer window, results have been brilliant for Scott Brown’s side and despite the Scotsman bringing in both Jack Marriott and Jayden Stockley.

Fellow forward Promise Omochere continues to fire in the goals as the Irishmen now sits at five goals in all competitions. Defensively Town have been performing terrifically of late, conceding just one goal in their last three matches.

With just 15 league games remain include this one against The U’s, it’s imperative that the good run carries on for Fleetwood and in the game, which was supposed to be held in December, Brown’s men hope to do just that.



 As for Mark Bonner’s Amber Army, they have been struggled of late with just one win in their last nine games which came last time out against Oxford United. Cambridge are only one point adrift of Accrington in 20th but with the lack of goals and points, Tuesday’s visitors really need to take three points from Highbury.

There is some hope for Cambridge though, they have players in their side who can cause team’s trouble. Their forward duo of Sam Smith and Joe Ironside don’t need an invitation to find the net, nor does Harvey Knibbs.

Cambridge will be looking to keep their recent optimism going as they could climb out the relegation zone with a win.



Assistant Head coach Steven Whittaker spoke to local press after the draw with Plymouth and had this to say regarding matters heading into the visit of Cambridge.

Whittaker said: “There’s been a lot of work put in since we came in over the summer as we needed to stop conceding as many goals as we did last season.

“It’s nice to get back to the clean sheets. Before midweek we hadn’t had one in a while.

“With the tough run of fixtures, we knew the games were going to come thick and fast, so it was all about gaining momentum. We’ve got four games in the next two weeks, including Cambridge.”



On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for both our UK-based and overseas supporters.

Audio Match-Pass - £2.50 (U.K and Overseas)

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

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.

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Scott Brown's side are back at Highbury Stadium on Tuesday 21 February 2023 for the Sky Bet League One match against Cambridge United. The game will kick-off at 7:45pm and tickets will remain on sale until the first whistle.

*Please note, tickets purchased for the original fixture will still be valid for the game on Tuesday* 

Town will then be back on home soil on Saturday 25 February 2023 for the highly anticipated clash against Lancashire rivals Morecambe, and we know you can be the 12th men and women for the game.


For supporters who can't pay online, you are able to buy match tickets in the Club Shop at Highbury Stadium. It's open from 9am until 5pm every day, including before kick-off on home matchdays.

If you require further details, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01253 775080 (option 1).



Jim’s Bar – which is situated underneath the Memorial Stand – will be open for both sets of fans from 5pm and you will be able to enjoy drinks offers throughout the night.

Entertainment will be on show ahead of the game, so get down and have a good time at the best sports bar we know.

You can get your tickets for the match against Cambridge United HERE! Adult tickets starting from £22, Seniors from £17 and Under-18s from £7 - which are all to stand behind the goal at Highbury.

Get down early and enjoy the pre-match atmosphere in Jim's Bar.

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