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PREVIEW: Fleetwood V Town

31 March 2017

Town will be on the hunt for a second successive win in the Sky Bet League One when they make the long trip to Fleetwood Town on Saturday.


The Reds are back in action tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off) when they take on their high-flying guests, who are currently sitting pretty in third place in the table.


Luke Williams’ side are full of confidence having secured a superb and vital 1-0 victory against in-form Millwall last time out, while the Cod Army were held to a 0-0 draw away at Bury last weekend.


Luke Norris was on the scoresheet the last time these two sides met in December 2016, but David Ball’s strike ensured that Fleetwood left The County Ground with a share of the spoils.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Fleetwood have locked horns on just five occasions in all competitions and both sides have one win apiece to their name, with the other three encounters ending in draws.


FULL RECORD V FLEETWOOD TOWN:


P5 W1 D3 L1 F6 A9


TICKET NEWS:


Town fans will be able to purchase tickets on the day at Highbury Stadium tomorrow.


TICKET PRICES:


Seating:


£23.50Adult -

£18.50Over 65 -

£12Under 18 -

£7Under 16 -

FREEUnder 5 - 

Age Related PriceDisabled - 


Terrace:


£21.50Adult -

£16.50Over 65 -

£10Under 18 -

£5Under 16 -

FREEUnder 5 - 

Age Related PriceDisabled - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


FLEETWOOD TOWN - WWLWDD


TOWN - WLLLLW


TOP SCORERS:


FLEETWOOD TOWN - David Ball (12)


TOWN - Luke Norris (6)


TEAM NEWS:


FLEETWOOD TOWN - The Cod Army are nearing a clean bill of health with Nathan Pond and Martyn Woolford both back in contention, while striker Wes Burns resumed training earlier this week.


TOWN - The Reds will be able to call upon Nathan Thompson and Ben Gladwin despite the fact that the pair are currently carrying minor heel and knee injuries respectively.


However, Yaser Kasim looks set to miss out with a hip injury and Jamie Sendles-White remains a long-term absentee.


Head Coach Luke Williams also revealed that Conor Thomas will start against Fleetwood having capped off an impressive display against Millwall with the winning goal.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Nathan Pond, Fleetwood Town Captain: “There’s seven cup finals for us. Anything can happen in these next seven games and we’ve got to take each game as it comes.


“We’re trying to chase teams down but we don’t want to get complacent.


“We have some tough games coming up.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “We have to try and stop Fleetwood first and foremost because, if we give them something to protect, then they are even better than when they are level.


“Both teams really need the three points. It will be a very difficult game but we’ve got a game plan to give ourselves the best chance.


“A draw is a bad result if we miss out on safety by one point, although a point may be enough in the end. We’ll be going there to win.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - David Webb


Assistants - Neil Sharp & Joe Simpson


Fourth Official - Richard Bartlett


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


David Ball, Amari’i Bell, Jonathan Smith, David Lucas.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action from Highbury Stadium tomorrow across our Twitter


in the wake of the game.  www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD Subscribers will also be able to enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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