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LEAGUE ONE INSIGHT: Fleetwood Town

25 June 2015

In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the 23 other teams in Sky Bet League One this season.

Fleetwood Town

Nickname: 
The Cod Army

Founded: 
1908

Ground: 
Highbury Stadium

Capacity: 
5,327

League position last season: 
10th - Sky Bet League One

2014/15 top goalscorer: 
David Ball (8)

Manager: 
Graham Alexander - The 43-year-old took over the Cod Army in December 2012, succeeding Micky Mellon in charge.

Since then, Alexander has taken his Fleetwood side from Sky Bet League Two to Sky Bet League One after gaining promotion in 2014 via the play-offs.

Antoni Sarcevic's late free-kick in the League Two play-off final sealed their place in English's third tier of football and gave Alexander his first promotion in his first full season in charge.

The former Scottish international guided his side to 10th in their first season in League One and they will be looking to go further this season.

As a player, Alexander played over 1,000 games and operated as a full back for Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Burnley and Preston North End.

It was with Preston where he spent the majority of his career, making over 350 appearances for the Lilywhites before being voted the club's best ever right back in 2013.

His penalty prowess saw him score over 100 goals in his career from defence.

Fleetwood have recruited early for next season, adding Vamara Sanogo and Jimmy Ryan to their ranks.

Key player:
Jimmy Ryan - The midfielder signed for the Cod Army this summer after leaving fellow Sky Bet League One side Chesterfield.

Ryan was part of a successful period for the Spireites, gaining promotion to Sky Bet League One in 2014 and appearing in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final in the same season.

Last season, he helped Chesterfield reach the League One play-offs before they lost to Preston North End. 

Known for his quick feet and intricate passing, Ryan will break up the play and create attacks for the Cod Army.

At only 26, Ryan has over 300 league appearances behind him and will hope to kick Fleetwood on to the next level.

Head-to-head:
The history books show that Latics have only played Fleetwood Town two times in all competitions, winning both games.

Those two fixtures occurred last season where Latics won both games.

Jonathan Forte's penalty sealed a 1-0 victory at SportsDirect.com Park whilst Carl Winchester and Mike Jones struck the goals in the reverse fixture in a 2-0 victory.

Sky Bet League One odds:
Win outright: 25/1
Promotion: 15/2
Relegation: 6/1

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