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The Factfile: Fleetwood Town

23 January 2014

An insight into Saturday's opponents

FLEETWOOD TOWN: THE FACTFILE

LAST RESULT: Fleetwood town 2-0 Hartlepool United, Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 18th January.

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won five, Drawn one, Lost four.
Fleetwood Town will be a tough test or Gary Rowett’s Brewers when they visit the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday. Only league leaders Scunthorpe United and Albion have had more success over the last ten games than the Cod Army. 

Fleetwood have won their last three games, conceding only one goal and their draw tally of two so far this season is the lowest in the division.

THE GAFFER – GRAHAM ALEXANDER
Graham Alexander has been in charge of Fleetwood Town for just over a year, having replaced Micky Mellon in December 2012.

A stalwart of over 950 club career appearances, Alexander played for Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Burnley and Preston North End, for whom he made 400 appearances. 

A right back by trade, he was also regarded as a set-piece specialist as he netted 130 times in his career, mainly from the penalty spot. Born in Coventry but qualifying for Scotland, Alexander earned 40 international caps between 2002 and 2009.

His current spell at Fleetwood Town is his first full-time managerial post after retiring in 2012.

HEAD TO HEAD:
Burton Albion wins: Three
Draws: One
Fleetwood Town wins: One

LAST TIME WE MET: 
17th December 2013, FA Cup, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion 1-0 Fleetwood Town

The last meeting between these sides was little over a month ago in an FA Cup replay. Having rescued a last minute draw in the original tie, Billy Kee’s 25th minute goal was enough to see the Brewers into round three for a tie away at AFC Bournemouth.

ONE TO WATCH: ANTONI SARCEVIC
Sarcevic is in his first season for Fleetwood Town, having signed over the summer from Chester FC.

An attacking midfielder, Sarcevic was followed by a host of Football League sides after his instrumental role in Chester winning the Conference North title in 2012/2013, as well as being named Player of the Year for the division.

Sarcevic made 60 Chester appearances, scoring 15 times and as continued that form, netting eight goals in 29 appearances this season, including a hat-trick in November’s 5-4 win at home to Mansfield Town.

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