Fleetwood Town host Lincoln City at Highbury Stadium on Saturday in a Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all the relevant information for you ahead of the game.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Lincoln City
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 25 March 2023
As Fleetwood charge towards the conclusion of the season, they’re in mixed form having won once in their last four games, which was a 2-0 away win over Derby County. Before that though, they drew with Port Vale and lost to both Wycombe Wanderers and Cheltenham Town respectively.
Scott Brown’s side will be hoping to take the positives from their win on the road against play-off sitting Derby and add to that with a win over Lincoln. Carlos Mendes Gomes was on form in the game at Pride Park, scoring a great goal, which saw the Cods take the three points home from the East Midlands.
With not many games remaining, it is crucial for Fleetwood to continue picking up points to finish the season strong. Town will be aiming to put another positive run together between now and the end of the season, providing the team with optimism with the 2023/24 season not too far away.
Town’s opponents Lincoln sit just one point and two places below Brown’s men and have a similar record to Fleetwood in that they’ve seen one win in their last four matches. That, coming against Oxford United at the start of the month. So, Lincoln’s last win was four games ago, with Town’s coming last time out. Lincoln’s goal record hasn’t been the best of late, scoring just once in their last three games, however they do have a couple of strong attacking players.
Jack Diamond, striker Ben House and Teddy Bishop, who’s a midfielder who likes to get forward. Diamond has scored six goals this season, House with eight and Bishop will be looking for his seventh.
Fleetwood have been defensively sound for the most part this season, Brown’s side don’t tend to concede more than one a game but will be prepared to get tested by a Lincoln side hoping to get back to winning ways.
WHAT THE MANAGER HAD TO SAY REGARDING THE GAME
Fleetwood boss Brown spoke to local press ahead of the game with Lincoln and had this to say.
“We always want to fight and punch above our weight. It was a good result against Derby, and now we’ve got Lincoln at home, on a tight pitch.
“It will be hard, but we need to try and play our game on Saturday. Get the ball down and play exciting football and don’t go route one all the time.
“We need to be able to mix it up out there. I think the Derby game was the best away performance we’ve had this season, speaking to the chairman, he was delighted.
“Sometimes you can’t go gung-ho, and you’ve got to have options and I think the lads did that well against Derby.
“The lads want to go out against the top teams in this league and show they can compete. It’s a great club here at Fleetwood, which is full of people who want to consistently push above our weight that’s for sure.”
Fleetwood Town will face Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon at Highbury Stadium, and you can listen to the action live or even watch the game live on our official iFollow.
On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for overseas supporters, 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!
If you want to view the packages availavle for the rest of the season, click HEREso you don't need to worry about much between now and the end of the season.