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PREVIEW: Sky Blues Come Up Against The Cod Army

The Sky Blues face Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town...

12 March 2019

Founded: 1908
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Capacity: 5,327
Pitch size: 115 x 71 yards
Club Nickname: The Fishermen
Year Ground Opened: 1939
Kit Colour: Sky Blue

 

Greatest Manager - Micky Mellon:

Mellon became manager of Fleetwood Town at non-league level in 2008, where he would split his time between managing Fleetwood and Burnley’s under 15s and 16s. In 2009 Mellon became the first full time manager in the club’s history and led the team to the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

In 2010 Mellon led Fleetwood to promotion to the Conference league which would end up being the highest place the club had reached since its re-establishment in 1997. A year later he would manage Fleetwood to the conference title and to the third round of the FA Cup. Pushing Fleetwood into League Two.

 

Mascot - Captain Cod:

Fleetwood’s current mascot is a fish under the name of Captain Cod, this is to follow the clubs nickname of The Fishermen. This is to follow the fishing heritage of the costal Lancashire town.

 

Last Six:

Win - Fleetwood Town 1-0 Charlton Athletic

Win - Bradford City 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Lost - Fleetwood Town 1-2 Luton Town

Win - Burton Albion 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Draw - Fleetwood Town 1-1 Gillingham

Lost - Walsall 2-0 Fleetwood Town

 

Head-to-Head: 

Sky Blues (W) – 2

Draw - 1

Fleetwood Town (W) - 4

 

Opposition:

Joey Barton’s side currently sit 10th in the League One table, one place and one point behind the Sky Blues.

After a chance to leap frog Coventry at the weekend, Fleetwood fell to Walsall 2-0, keeping the Sky Blues in the top 10 after an unfortunate loss to Burton Albion.

Both sides will be looking to bounce back with Fleetwood looking to replicate the 3-0 win they had at Highbury Stadium in November.

 

Last Time We Met:

The last time the two clubs met was back in November with Coventry debuting the new Green & Black third kit.

After a tough fought first half with chances for both teams, it was the home side that came out the blocks in the second-half, with Dean Marney giving Fleetwood the lead on the 53rd minute.

Coventry looked to get back in the game with a few chances coming straight after, but it would the home side to double the lead on the 71st minute when Wes Burns slotted past Lee Burge. Fleetwood found their third on the 73rd minute and closing the game out for the Fishermen.

 

Sky Bet Odds:

The Sky Blues go into Tuesday nights fixture as favourites at 5/4 to take victory, with Fleetwood at 11/5 to take all six points between the two teams this season.

After scoring on Friday night Tom Bayliss is at 8/1 to score in back to back games, with Bakayoko, Chaplin and Hiwula all favourites to score at 5/1.


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