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Match Preview: Fleetwood Town (A)

16 October 2020

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The Imps travel to Highbury Stadium this weekend facing Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One action.

Saturday's game will be the first time City have faced Fleetwood Town away in the Football League, with previous meetings coming in the then named Blue Square Premier.

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Barton's side go into the fixture having ended Hull City's unbeaten start to the season with 4-1 home victory last Friday. Harvey Saunders continued his goal scoring streak bagging a brace with Callum Camps and Sam Stubbs also finding the back of the net.

Manager Comments

Imps boss Michael Appleton discussed the threat Fleetwood Town have going forward and what to expect from Joey Barton's side in tomorrow's clash.

"We will look to stop the supply chain to the forwards," explained the Gaffer.

"That won't be easy because they have good experienced midfield players at Fleetwood. We will look to stop them early and deal with the threat. It will be a good game for us to judge our performance and see how we handle them.

"That will give me a better idea of where we could end up at the end of the season."

Appleton added comment about the Fishermen's last match against Hull: "The way their game went last week is probably what most people expected from them this year, they had a fantastic season last year and are a good side who will do well."

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Summer Signings

Joey Barton has brought in a mixture of young and experienced players over the summer. The most notable experienced head being Charlie Mulgrew who joined the Fishermen from Blackburn Rovers.

Mulgrew has 453 professional appearances to his name, winning five Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic as well as winning promotion from League One with Blackburn Rovers in 2018.

Callum Camps has impressed for Fleetwood since arriving at Highbury over the summer, scoring five goals in nine competitive appearances. The 24-year-old spent seven years with Rochdale as a professional before making the move to Town. 

Young centre back Sam Stubbs is another name through the door with the 21-year-old signing for Fleetwood from Middlesbrough. Stubbs has gained first team experience in recent years on loan with Notts County, Hamilton and ADO Den Haag.

Other summer arrivals include: Jordan Rossiter, Joel Coleman, Mark Duffy and Sam Finley, Jayson Leutwiler.

Fleetwood have also signed a number of players on loan including Liverpool's Morgan Boyes, with the defender experiencing first team football for the first time. Experienced names Barrie McKay and Tom Edwards make up the remaining loan signing names.

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