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TEAM NEWS: Fleetwood v Walsall

Striker Ashley Hunter returns to the starting XI for Fleetwood’s clash against Walsall.

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Town keeper Alex Cairns has three clean sheets this season

Town keeper targets more clean sheets

Fleetwood Town keeper Alex Cairns is keen to build on his fine clean sheet record.

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Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer is happy with home draws in the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy

Bowyer: Take advantage of home comforts

Home draws in the FA Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy give Blackpool a great chance to progress in both competitions, according to boss Gary Bowyer.

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Town defender Conor McLaughlin

Rosler keen to avoid another overhaul

Stability is key for Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler as the hinges on the January transfer window start to squeak open.

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Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler

Injury blows can’t floor Rosler

Fleetwood Town suffered a bunch of body blows with injuries last month, but it was not all doom and gloom as several players have stepped out of the shadows to shine in recent weeks.

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Rosler’s northern powerhouse at Fleetwood

Uwe Rosler is keen to use Fleetwood’s position on the Fylde coast to their advantage and build on Highbury’s fortress reputation.

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Alex Cairns in action at Shrewsbury

Cairns yearns to remain number one at Highbury

It took him a long time to get his shot at first-team football and now Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns is determined to keep hold of the No.1 shirt.

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Lytham Juniors U16 v Spirit of Youth

Youth football round-up: Blackpool and Poulton leagues

BJFF Blades are flying the flag for the Fylde coast and in the Goldbond Blackpool and District Youth Football League.

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Uwe Rosler

Momentum matters for Fleetwood boss

Fleetwood are on a five- match unbeaten run and have won their last five home games, and now head coach Uwe Rosler wants his side to build on that momentum when Walsall visit Highbury on Saturday.

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Joe Davis

Fleetwood’s Davis determined to keep shirt

Fleetwood defender Joe Davis is determined to keep his place in the starting line-up for Saturday’s return to League One action against Walsall after helping Town to keep a clean sheet at Shrewsbury last weekend.

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Fleetwood Town's Jimmy Ryan is tackled by Port Vale's Sam Hart

Ryan out until after Christmas

The Gazette understands Fleetwood midfielder Jimmy Ryan will be sidelined until after Christmas.

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Andy Teague

Defenders could make early return to action

Chorley boss Matt Jansen could be boosted this evening by the early returns of two key defenders.

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Rosler relishes Fleetwood’s second chance to earn Robins tie

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler backed his men to win through to the third round of the FA Cup for a blockbuster at Championship side Bristol City.

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Uwe Rosler

FA Cup Championship test up for grabs if Fleetwood can beat the Shrews

If Fleetwood Town can beat Shrewsbury Town next week they will travel to face Championship side Bristol City in the third round of the FA Cup.

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REVEALED: FA Cup third round draw

REVEALED: FA Cup third round draw

Blackpool have been handed a third home game in a row in the FA Cup after being drawn to face Barnsley in the third round.

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Town head coach Uwe Rosler

Rosler happy with Town’s resolve

Uwe Rosler was pleased with the way his Fleetwood Town players ground their way to a result and made sure they are still in the hat for tonight’s FA Cup third round draw.

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Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler

MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury 0 Fleetwood 0

The woodwork and some brave defending ensured Fleetwood Town just clung on to a place in the FA Cup as they drew 0-0 at Shrewsbury Town.

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Town head coach Uwe Rosler

New formation could just be for Christmas

Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler says Town’s new wing-back formation may just be for Christmas rather than for life.

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Uwe Rosler pitting his wits against Arsene Wenger in the FA Cup in 2014

Rosler reminisces about the cup

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler says he values the FA Cup as highly as the league.

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FA Cup 3rd round tie between Fleetwood Town and Blackpool FC. Fleetwood's Nathan Pond puts in a timely clearance from Matt Phillips. PIC BY ROB LOCK 07-01-12

Pond’s eyes on prize – a bigger one than Pool

Club stalwart Nathan Pond is keen to reach the third round of the FA Cup for only the second time in his 14-year stint at Fleetwood – and if they can get past Shrewsbury Pond wants a bigger club than Blackpool!

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