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PREVIEW: FLEETWOOD TOWN (H)

2 October 2015

The Iron host Fleetwood on Saturday and will be hoping to bounce back after defeat last time out at Glanford Park.

Rico Henry netted the only goal as Walsall emerged victorious on Tuesday night, leaving the Iron in the League One bottom four.

Mark Robins’ side entertain a Fleetwood side that are just one place above them in the table and are also without a manager after dismissing Graham Alexander in midweek.

They have lost their last three games and a win would see the Iron leapfrog the Cod Army in the League One table.

Fleetwood did enjoy a successful season last year though, finishing in 10th place and not too far adrift of a play-off spot.



Long-term absentees Luke Williams, Stephen Dawson and Niall Canavan will miss out again, while Jamie Ness is a doubt after coming off in midweek against Walsall.

Darius Henderson also has a hamstring strain and is a doubt.

Mark Robins may look to rotate his side though to make his squad fresh after the defeat against Walsall on Tuesday.




Antoni Sarcevic has been an integral part of Fleetwood’s rise up the Football League, netting the winning goal in the 2014 League Two play-off final.

The midfielder has established himself as a creative force in the side and his ability to change games could prove crucial to the Cod Army.

He started his career at Manchester City, but failed to establish himself at the Premier League giants so moved to non-league Woodley Sports.

After one season, he moved to Crewe in May 2010, but found opportunities hard to come by so stepped down into non-league to join Chester City.

In his time at the club, he helped them to two promotions and produced several stand-out performances, leading to Fleetwood signing the talented midfielder.

The 23-year-old’s performances have helped to establish him as a fans’ favourite at Highbury, and they will hope he can continue that this campaign.



Fleetwood emerged victorious with a 2-0 win in the clash at Glanford Park last season, thanks to two second half goals.

Jamie Proctor gave them the lead with twenty minutes remaining as the striker finished at the back post, and the lead was swiftly doubled.

A Stephen Crainey free-kick was turned in by Gareth Evans to secure all three points for Fleetwood, consolidating their one hundred percent start.

The Iron have only played the Cod Army four times, with both sides winning a game apiece and playing out two draws.

Both sides were promoted from League Two in 2013/14, with Fleetwood going up via the play-offs and the Iron went up automatically.



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