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Preview: Fleetwood v Rovers

It's back to league action for Mowbray's men on Saturday afternoon

18 January 2018

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Rovers will hope to break into League One's automatic promotion places with victory at Fleetwood this weekend.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers secured an impressive 3-1 win over promotion rivals Shrewsbury at Ewood Park, a result which extended our unbeaten run in the league to 15 games. Tony Mowbray's men currently sit third in League One, two points behind the Shrews with a superior goal difference. The Blues have conceded just 24 league goals so far this season, scoring 48 times at the other end. Kick-off against Fleetwood at the Highbury Stadium is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game.


Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Mowbray confirmed that this game will come too soon for the likes of Peter Whittingham, Corry Evans and Marcus Antonsson. Meanwhile, striker Adam Armstrong could make his first start after coming off the bench last time out. Harry Chapman remains a long-term absentee, but Darragh Lenihan is close to making a return. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via and our official social media accounts on matchday. 


Fleetwood are in 11th the standings, with 36 points from their 26 games so far in 2017-18. Saturday's opponents are managed by former Wigan and Leeds boss Uwe Rosler, and won 2-1 at Southend in their last league outing. The Cod Army have scored 38 league goals this season, with Devante Cole (12) their top scorer, but they've let in 41 goals at the other end.


Our allocation for this weekend's game is sold out, with 1,125 Rovers fans set to make the short trip. Don't forget, tickets are available for next weekend's home game against Northampton, and tickets for our trip to Plymouth go on general sale on Friday 19th January.


If you're heading to Fleetwood, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers! We'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages. Speaking ahead of the game, Mowbray said: "The support has intensified the concentration of the players, with so many fans making the trips. Hopefully they'll try to suck the ball into the net for us again on Saturday." 


There's a full League One fixture schedule on Saturday, with all games kicking off at 3pm. Here are the other games: Wimbledon v Blackpool, Bristol Rovers v Bradford, Charlton v Walsall, Northampton v MK Dons, Oxford v Bury, Peterborough v Oldham, Plymouth v Wigan, Rochdale v Southend, Rotherham v Portsmouth, Scunthorpe v Gillingham, Shrewsbury v Doncaster.

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