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An introduction to Coventry City's 2014/15 League One season opponents Fleetwood Town

2 June 2014

With the fixtures to the 2014/15 League One season announced in just 16 days, take a look at the Cod Army...

Coventry City will face seven new teams in the 2014/15 League One season after the promotion spots from League Two and the relegation places from the Championship were confirmed. 

There are just 16 days left until the fixtures are announced and with Yeovil Town, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers coming down from the Championship and Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Rochdale and Fleetwood Town coming up from League Two, there is plenty to know about City's new opponents next season. 

Today, we introduce you to Fleetwood Town...

Name: Fleetwood Town FC

Nickname: The Cod Army

Founded: 1908 as Fleetwood, reformed in 1997

Ground: Highbury Stadium (151 miles from Coventry)

Manager: Graham Alexander

Last season: Finished 4th in League Two, promoted via the play-offs

Head-to-head: Coventry City has never played Fleetwood Town in a competitive match.

Did you know: Fleetwood Town have enjoyed six promotions in the last 10 years. In 2004, they gained their first promotion by winning the North West Counties League.

Connections

Adam Barton

The current Sky Blues midfielder joined the Cod Army on loan until the end of the 2013/14 season in March.



With Fleetwood on the promotion charge towards the play-offs, Barton couldn't break into the settled side and never made an appearance for the Cod Army.

Lee Fowler

The 30-year old started his career at Coventry City and broke into the first-team set-up in 1999.

He went on to make 14 league appearances for the Sky Blues before moving to Huddersfield Town in 2003.

Fowler had various spells at non-league clubs, including Newport County, Forest Green Rovers, and Wrexham before joining Fleetwood in the 2012/13 season.



He played for the Cod Army in their first ever season in the Football League and went on to make 29 appearances for the Lancashire outfit.

After spells with Doncaster Rovers, Kiddiminster Rovers and Burton Albion, he currently plys his trade in the Welsh Premier League with The New Saints.

Claus Bech Jorgensen

The Danish-born Faroe Islands international moved to Coventry City in 2003 on a free transfer after impressive spells at Bournemouth and Bradford City. 

During a three-year spell with the club, he made over 50 appearances for the Sky Blues before he sealed a move to Blackpool in 2006.



After a short stint with Port Vale, Jorgensen moved to Fleetwood Town in 2009 and made four appearances for the Cod Army before announcing his retirement.


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