Fleetwood Town take on Morecambe at Highbury on Saturday in a Lancashire Derby , and with the game kicking off at 3pm, we have all the information on the upcoming game in our match preview.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Morecambe
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 25 February
Venue: Highbury Stadium
Town come into their first Saturday home game for three weeks since they were defeated by Burton Albion at the death. The Cods’ run of form has been firing since then with four wins from their last five games, including one last time out against Cambridge United in midweek, in a fixture which was rescheduled from December.
Defender Shaun Rooney was on hand to win the game over Cambridge for Fleetwood with an 88th minute winner. As well as Rooney, Brendan Wiredu continues to impress with a brilliant performance against the U’s. Along with him, Promise Omochere has been picking up from where he left off with more goals as his great run goes on.
The side have been turning home games into wins and have been getting more clean sheets in a five-game unbeaten run. Defensively Town are strong, with the attack firing on all cylinders. After reaching 13th position in the table after Tuesday’s win, the only way is up as Fleetwood go into this matchup with fellow Lancashire side, Morecambe.
The Shrimps haven’t had it easy so far this season. They have found themselves in the bottom four for most of the campaign. At the moment, Morecambe sit 20th with their heads just one point above water as they make the trip to Highbury.
With Accrington having two games in hand over Derek Adams’ side, a win in Fleetwood is paramount for Morecambe’s hopes of staying in the league. Morecambe did win their last game though, beating Port Vale 1-0 but that was the Shrimps first win since the end of January when they beat Bristol Rovers.
They did have three consecutive wins over the New Year period against Accrington, Burton, and Cheltenham respectively, but they haven’t been able to rediscover that form since then. Forward Adam Mayor got the goal against Port Vale, which was his third of the season.
Fellow forward Cole Stockton has only managed three goals this season, 20 less than his total from last campaign. Adams will need those two on top form to take a victory away from Scott Brown’s men.
They will have some hope going into the game though, it’s a local derby with a lot to lose for the team who fall short so they will use last weekend’s win to give them optimism going into Saturday’s match.
GRAB YOUR MATCH TICKETS HERE!
It's the Lancashire Derby match on Saturday 25 February, which will finish off a busy month for the Cod Army.
After beating Cambridge United on Tuesday, and also beating Peterborough United at home the week before, there's only one place to be this Saturday and that is Highbury Stadium.
SUPPORTERS CAN BUY THEIR TICKETS ONLINE HERE!
With different seating options available, here are all your general sale ticket information:
SEATING (Parkside and Highbury Stand)
Adults: £24 (Premium block D: £26)
Concessions/Under-25s: £19 (Premium block D: £21)
Under-16s: £8 (Premium block D: £9)
STANDING (Memorial Stand)
If you require further details, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01253 775080 (option 1). We can't wait to see you at Highbury this weekend.
WHAT THE MANAGER HAD TO SAY REGARDING THE GAME
Fleetwood boss Scott Brown had his say on Saturday’s opponents Morecambe in his pre-match press conference.
Brown said: “Derek has done a very good job at Morecambe and has made them hard to beat. They’ve jumped into a couple of different formations, so we need to see how they play.
“In the last few games, they’ve had more possession of the ball and some very good lads in the middle of the park who can get on the ball.
“Derek is a great person and spoke well after the game when I went to speak to him last time we met.
“That’s like us Scottish lads, it’s like the goalkeeper’s union, we just stick together.”
Click HERE to watch Scott Brown's and Phoenix Patterson's pre-match press conferences on iFollow.
You can keep up to date with all the action on the Club’s iFollow for the game against Morecambe!
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!
Overseas supporters can now pay just £170 for the season, giving you video access to all league games for the 2022/23 season. You can find more details by heading over to our iFOLLOW page!
JIM'S BAR INFORMATION FOR YOUR PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT
Jim’s Bar – which is situated underneath the Memorial Stand – will be open from 12pm and you will be able to enjoy drinks offers throughout the afternoon.
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 Morecambe HERE! Adult tickets starting from £22, Seniors from £17 and Under-16s 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.