All the info on our Wembley opponents
LAST RESULT: Fleetwood Town 0-0 York City, Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final, Friday 16th May
FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 1
Form may go out of the window for an occasion like the play-off final, but with only one defeat in ten the Cod Army will certainly fancy their chances at Wembley.
The Highbury outfit, like the Brewers, will be looking to secure promotion to League One for the first time in the club’s history after missing out on automatic promotion n the final day of the season.
THE GAFFER – GRAHAM ALEXANDER
Graham Alexander has been in charge of Fleetwood Town for almost 18 months, 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: 3
Fleetwood Town wins: 2
LAST TIME WE MET:
25th January 2014
Burton Albion 2-4 Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town ran out 4-2 winners over Albion in one of this season’s more bizarre games.
Bright sunshine greeted the teams as they arrived at the Pirelli Stadium, but a storm waterlogged the pitch and the game eventually kicked off at 4pm thanks to the efforts of groundsmen Simon Marshall and Nick George.
Once proceedings got underway, David Ball put Fleetwood in front with a fine strike, only for skipper Mark Roberts to pull the Brewers on terms after the break with a freak own goal. Roberts’ defensive partner Nathan Pond scored again for Fleetwood only a minute later.
Eleven minutes after Pond put Fleetwood in front, another one of his defenders, Alex Marrow scored another own goal to make it 2-2, with Fleetwood players scoring all four goals.
Fleetwood’s win was wrapped up in the closing stages as Jon Parkin and Junior Brown put the game beyond Burton’s reach.
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 has continued that form, netting fourteen goals in 53 appearances this season, including a hat-trick in November’s 5-4 win at home to Mansfield Town.