Brodie to miss out on final away trip

Richard Brodie celebrates
Richard Brodie celebrates

STRIKER Richard Brodie will miss the trip by champions Fleetwood Town to Cambridge United tomorrow in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

He has returned to his parent club Crawley Town, from whom he came to Fleetwood on a season-long loan.

Manager Micky Mellon said: “Brodie has had 14 bookings and with another one he would have got a ban.

“We didn’t want to run that risk because one more booking and he would be out for the season.

“He has gone back to Crawley, who have a new manager, but he will come back up to Fleetwood for the Luton match and the promotion celebrations.”

Three points from the remaining two matches would mean Fleetwood overhauling Crawley’s all-time record of 105 points in a single season, which they achieved in the 2010-11 campaign.

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Mellon said: “It would be nice to get the record, but you don’t get anything extra for it.”

The Fleetwood boss is more concerned about going unbeaten for the rest of the season, a sequence which stands at 29.

Looking ahead to the Cambridge match, he said: “There is no doubt our players don’t want to be beaten again – everyone wants to beat the champions, and that will be the case with Cambridge tomorrow.

“The match is an opportunity to try one or two things, and give a chance to players who need games, but none of the changes will be reckless.”

A Sky Sports tv crew was down at Fleetwood Town’s training ground at Ansdell this week to film for the crossbar challenge segment of the Soccer Saturday programme.