ROB STOCKS: Two words for Fleetwood - Wembley and winning

Fleetwood fans on their last visit to Wembley
Fleetwood fans on their last visit to Wembley

Yes, it’s a cliche – but what a massive couple of months this is for Fleetwood Town.

Yes, it’s a cliche – but what a massive couple of months this is for Fleetwood Town.

A vital Christmas period, with games against sides in and around the League One relegation battle, and the small matter of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Area Final.

For Fleetwood to have reached this stage of the competition for a second time in four years is a stunning achievement.

Many will remember how close they ran Chesterfield last time around – Jon Parkin’s goal coming just too late on a freezing night at the ProAct.

I’m firmly of the opinion Fleetwood have what it takes to book themselves a Wembley return – a trip which could transform the season.

The atmosphere around Fleetwood is very different this time around.

The players, the manager, the staff... everyone’s using the ‘W’ word – something which hasn’t always been encouraged.

And they are right to be doing so. Excitement and belief are much-needed at Highbury and there’s a sense both are creeping back into the club.

Steven Pressley has brought stability to the squad but also sets his side up to attack.

Town haven’t played three up front since the Conference promotion campaign (when a certain Mr Vardy put his pace and penetration to good use).

It’s what the fans like to see – pace, power and hunger to score.

Steven Pressley has made it clear there will be setbacks along the way but there’s a positivity about Fleetwood now.

Securing the services of Joe Davis and David Henen until January has helped with that and Town must try to ensure their loan stars are with them for the duration, with so much still to fight for.

I hope I keep hearing the ‘W’ word around the corridors in the coming weeks because being just one step away from a major final shows Fleetwood they can be another big ‘W’ – winners.