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Fleetwood Town - Meet The Opposition

16 July 2015

We continue our look at this seasons Sky Bet League 1 opposition

Fleetwood Town earned their sixth promotion in 10 years in May 2014 on the Wembley turf. The club had a solid season last year finishing in 10th place in Sky Bet League One. Here we take a closer look at the promotion specialists.

Name: Fleetwood Town Football Club
Nickname: The Cod Army
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Founded: 1908

Last season:
Fleetwood had a superb start to last season, winning their first three games put them top of the pile in League One. The Cod Army remained solid all season, never dipping into the bottom half and finishing in an impressive 10th place despite being the 4th lowest scorers in the division. Fleetwood bulged the net 49 times and conceded 52 times, leaving them with a -3 goal difference.
David Ball, Josh Morris and Jamie Proctor finished joint top scorers for the club, the trio notched eight league goals each.

The Gaffer:
Graham Alexander is the man in charge. The former defender made over 350 appearances for Preston North End from 1999-2007. The 43 year old also earned 40 caps for the Scottish National team. He became only the second outfield player in English football history to have made 1,000 professional appearances. Alexander is fifth on the list of footballers In England and Scotland by number of league appearances.
The 43 year old was made caretaker manager of Preston North end in the 2011/12 season before he was appointed Fleetwood Town boss in 2012. Alexander has an impressive 40% win ratio since being appointed manager of the club.

Highbury stadium was built in 1939 and is currently in the process of being renovated. The ground has a capacity of 5,327, making it the smallest stadium in League One.

Past Meetings:
Shrewsbury will play Fleetwood this coming season for the first time ever in the league.

James Eley

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