Fleetwood Town take on Derby County on Saturday 6 January live on Sky Sports at 12:30pm, and we have everything you need to know about Charlie Adam’s first home game in charge of the Cods.
Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Derby County
Competition: Sky Bet League One
Date: Saturday 6 January 2024
Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 6SP
The Rams come to the Fylde Coast on the back of a rare defeat last time out as they lost 3-2 to Peterborough at Pride Park - conceding two goals in the final moments of the game including a brutal blow in extra time despite Derby having the most ideal start and scoring in the first minute - the loss ended an eight game unbeaten run in all competitions for the Derbyshire side.
Derby won’t be too disheartened however, as they sit in a deserved fourth place with expectations of being near, or as close to the top of the table as possible with aspirations to return to the second division at the second time of asking. Saturday’s visitors finished seventh last campaign with 76 points and are already on track via points per game to beat that as Paul Warne’s men have picked up 46 points so far.
A key resource for Warne is number 9 James Collins. The irish international has ten goals so far this campaign and scored a brace the last time the two sides met in December as Derby ran out 3-0 winners in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy group stage.
WHAT NEW COACH CHARIE ADAM HAD TO SAY
“All the players and new staff are gelling well at the present, things can only get better from now so it will eventually benefit the team going forward - I’m the head coach at this football club but if the players have some input I’ll be open to it and ready for an honest conversation - but I’m the one in the dugout that’s trying to make this team win football matches.
“I’m excited for every game, it’s a group full of characters, every player needs to be on their A-game because I’m the one that needs to find the best eleven for this Saturday afternoon against Derby, especially with Sky coming here.
“Derby are a big club, we know it’s going to be a tough challenge, but we’ll be ready, we’ll be prepared and we’ll give it a right-good-go because there’s a good pitch at Highbury to play football where we now want this team to represent the passion and pride the town itself has.”
On Saturday 6 January at 12:30pm, Charlie Adam's side will face Paul Warne's Derby at Highbury and it's one not to be missed.
Supporters who live in the United Kingdom will not be able to use their iFollow Video and Audio passes due to the match being live on Sky Sports, however this changes for those outside the U.K.
For those who are based overseas, and due to Fleetwod Town being a League One club, you will be able to stream the full match for just £10, as well as make the most of your seasonal passes - so make sure you don't miss out on Town's first home match of 2024!
JIM'S BAR OPENING TIMES AND OFFERS
For those very early birds on a matchday - who want to make the most out of their time at Highbury - special deals are there for you as, between 9-11am, all draught beers and ciders will be £2.50 per pint apart from Madri, which will be just £1 more!
Alongside this, supporters with Onward Cards can get four-pint pitchers for a cut-price throughout the day, with four-and-five-bottle offers also available during the day - specific times listed on the graphic below.
10% off draught beer is also listed as another benefit between 10:30am until 12:15pm, at half-time, and the post-match happy hour so make sure you are in there during these times!
Entertainment will be on offer by the club’s Supporter Liaison Officer Wayne Bibby between 11:30am-12pm and you can get involved in the action as he will be providing fan engagement and team announcements during this time.
Please note, due to the club wanting the stands to stay full to cheer on Town and new head coach Charlie Adam as they face Derby County live on Sky Sports, the bar will close at kick-off and will not open again until later in the first half so let’s be loud and proud and cheer on the boys in red and white!
Here's a heads up that Red and Whites Bar will be closed from 9-10am for Club staff to help Sky Sports.
Only home supporters will be allowed to gain access into Jim's Bar on the day.