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Match preview: Cheltenham Town (A)

3 March 2023

Match Previews

Match preview: Cheltenham Town (A)

3 March 2023

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Fleetwood Town are set to travel to Cheltenham Town on Saturday in their next Sky Bet League One outing, and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the game.

Fixture: Cheltenham Town v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 4 March 2023

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: The Completely-Suzuki Stadium

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CHELTENHAM TOWN

Cheltenham aren’t on a great run of form having not won in four games, with a 2-1 win against Cambridge being their last three pointer. The Robins sit 19th in the table, dropping down a few positions since losing to both Portsmouth and Derby respectively.

Before their win over Cambridge, their last win prior to that came back in 2022 against Shrewsbury. So, Cheltenham haven’t had the best time of it so far in the second half of the season.

Striker Alfie May - who it’s clear to see is Wade Elliott’s talisman - has scored nine times so far this season, his last goal coming in a 4-2 loss to Plymouth back in January. If the Robins can get him firing, he could be a threat to Fleetwood’s backline.

Another dangerman for Saturday’s hosts is midfielder James Olayinka, who has just one goal in the 21 league games he’s played so far this season, but is a constant chance creator in the Cheltenham team.

The league is that tight and it’s been shown with Town’s recent run of form that a few wins can push you up the table. Three points for Elliott’s side this weekend could be the start of just that.

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

After a run of six games unbeaten, that came to an end of Town after a narrow 1-0 loss to Championship leaders Burnley in the FA Cup. In terms of the league, the Cods haven’t lost since the start of February, having a great run in the second month of 2023 picking up 13 points after four wins and a draw.

Three of those four wins were 1-0 victories at home, beating Peterborough, Cambridge, and Morecambe respectively. During this run they have performed very well, being strong defensively and playing some nice football going forward. In Fleetwood’s cup tie with Burnley, goalkeeper Jay Lynch played so well and was awarded the Man of the Match award by Emirates.

Alongside him, Brendan Wiredu, Harrison Holgate and before injury, Promise Omochere had been performing especially well. Scott Brown has assembled a great squad over the months he’s been at the club and the fruits of his labour are coming to the floor with results coming now after the team sometimes struggling to turn draws into wins in the first part of the season.

An away trip to struggling Cheltenham will be a good chance for Town to reset and continue their good run after a late loss in the cup to Burnley.

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WHAT THE MANAGER HAD TO SAY REGARDING THE GAME & FA CUP RUN

Scott Brown spoke to local press after Wednesday’s FA Cup exit, saying he was ‘proud’ of the team of how they performed and what they have achieved so far this season.

“It was an absolutely unbelievable performance by the lads; it’s hard to coming here, especially when you get a man sent off.

“The lads defended well, putting their bodies on the line, we didn’t have much of the ball but our distribution when we had the ball, we tried to play but the press is extremely good.

“It’s not about me, it’s about them and how well they’ve done – their willingness and desire to go all the way.

“It’s got to be a confidence builder.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL PRE-CHELTENHAM PRESS CONFERENCE!

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iFOLLOW DETAILS

You can keep up to date with all the action on the Club’s iFollow for the game against Cheltenham.

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!

You can find more details by heading over to our iFOLLOW page!

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TICKET NEWS

Following your amazing support on Wednesday night at Turf Moor, we want you to keep that momentum going as we make the trip to Cheltenham Town for a Sky Bet League One encounter.

Tickets for the match have now gone off sale at Fleetwood Town, however, supporters will be able to buy on the day at Cheltenham, with all tickets increasing by £2.

Tickets can be purchased via the Away Supporters Tickets Booth, which is located outside the entrance of the Hazelwood Stand turnstiles.

With tickets and coach prices confirmed, we have all the details you need to know:

Adults: £26

Seniors (65+): £18

Students: £18

Under-18s: £10

COACH TRAVEL

Coaches will be departing Highbury Stadium at 10am on the day of the game, costing only £5 for all Onward Card Holders and £20 for Non-Onward Card Holders.

If you need any more information regarding tickets, travel, or club merchandise, you can contact the ticket office by calling 01253 775080. Click HERE to buy your tickets online!

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