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The Opposition Guide: Fleetwood Town

22 April 2016

A Look At Tomorrow's Opponents

Blackpool and Fleetwood Town meet once again tomorrow for what looks set to be a decisive encounter in League One.

Ahead of the fixture at Highbury Stadium, we take a closer look at the opposition.

THE MANAGER

Former Coventry City boss Steven Pressley returned to management with Fleetwood Town in October 2015.

The 42-year-old, an ex-centre-half who played for the likes of Rangers, Hearts and Dundee United, replaced Graham Alexander in the role and is currently looking to maintain the club's League One status for a second consecutive season.

Pressley, who briefly trained with Blackpool one pre-season, won various titles as a player in Scotland and the Scottish Challenge Cup as a manager with Falkirk.

During his time at Coventry City he admirably battled against the club’s financial problems, administration and a switch away from The Ricoh Arena to keep The Sky Blues in League One.

CURRENT FORM

Fleetwood's five-game unbeaten run came to an end at Millwall on Tuesday night, however only one victory was achieved in that period.

The Cod Army have been draw specialists since the turn of the year and have won just two of their 11 fixtures in March and April.

Steven Pressley's side currently sit 19th in the League One table on 47 points, two above Blackpool. 

FAMILIAR FACES

On 10 goals for the season, former Blackpool striker Bobby Grant is now in his second spell with Fleetwood Town and has started in the last five games.

The 25-year-old, who is also capable of playing out wide, was restricted to seven appearances for The Seasiders following a move from Rochdale back in July 2013.

Ex-left-back Bob Harris, currently on loan at Fleetwood from Sheffield United, is set to miss out with a toe problem.

KEY MAN

A creative influence on the Fleetwood side, Antoni Sarcevic has been a key figure in the club's recent progress.

The 24-year-old, who joined from Chester City in 2013, leads the assists chart for the club on six this season and has also found the net on three occasions.

His most prolific campaign in Fleetwood colours came en route to promotion from League Two in 2013-14. 


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