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Match Preview: Rovers v Fleetwood Town

21 December 2018

Rovers return to the Mem on Saturday afternoon, as they welcome Fleetwood Town in what will be Graham Coughlan.

Whilst last Saturday's trip to Sunderland ended in a 2-1 defeat, the side received plaudits for a much-improved performance following the disappointment against Doncaster Rovers a week beforehand. 

Alex Rodman gave Rovers an early lead, which they sadly could not hang on to but could have snatched a late point, if substitute Stefan Payne's 94th-minute strike had not crashed back off the crossbar.

Despite the positives taken from last weekend's visit to the Stadium of Light, the reality is that Rovers are without a league win in five games and only AFC Wimbledon separate them from the very foot of the table.

Beat Fleetwood on Saturday however and Coughlan's men could take themselves to within a point of safety.

Chris Hargreaves' View: The Rovers coach sat down with the press on Thursday morning and amongst a whole range of topics, discussed the importance of the supporters heading into Saturday's game.


Preview: Chris Hargreaves on Fleetwood Town

Alex Jakubiak's View: The striker was also on press duty on Thursday and talked about taking his opportunities.


Preview: Alex Jakubiak on Fleetwood Town

Opposition: Joey Barton's Fleetwood enjoyed a strong start to the season, but tailed off somewhat as the league began to take proper shape, however still find themselves in a respectable 10th position. They've won three of their last five games in all competitions, the latest of which was a 1-0 over former Championship outfit Burton Albion. Town also claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Coventry City, a week before their 2-1 FA Cup win away at non-league Guiseley. They have however been beaten on the road in recent weeks, 2-0 to highfliers Luton Town and 2-1 to strugglers Plymouth Argyle. Fleetwood haven't actually won a league game away from home since the start of October, a stat that would play in Rovers' favour this Saturday.


Opposition View: Fleetwood Town

This Fixture Last Season: The Fisherman visited the Mem on the fourth day of the 2017/18 campaign, as goals from Stuart Sinclair, Billy Bodin and Ellis Harrison helped the Gas to a 3-1 win.

Tickets: Tickets for this fixture will be available on the gate, however supporters could face the possibility of queues so we advise arriving in good time.


Ticket Information: Fleetwood Town

Keeping Up With The Game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it on Saturday you can listen live on iFollow, whilst supporters based abroad will be able to watch the game. For more information about iFollow - please click HERE.

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