Wanderers’ final fixture of 2023 comes in the form of an away clash at Fleetwood Town on Friday night.
Ian Evatt’s men secured a dramatic win against Lincoln City last time out and will be looking to end the year with another victory on the road.
Ian Evatt: “It’s a quick turnaround but it’s the same for everyone. We need to rest and recover and make sure we’re ready to go again.
“Fleetwood is always a difficult place to go and we’ll have to do the basics really well. If we can do that then we back ourselves to have those moments of quality where out players can express themselves and get a goal or two.
“The best thing about Lincoln was seeing the fans celebrating and we want to go and try to get another three points and provide another good performance."
Fleetwood Manager Lee Johnson: "The boys are working hard, they are an honest bunch. We gave the opposition a leg-up last game with a poor mistake and poor communication.
“We have done well to come back twice in two games and we have certainly shown character in that sense, but it would be nice to go a goal up and for us to have the opportunity to hold onto something.”
Carlos Mendes Gomes has now joined the Guinea Bissau camp for the African Cup of Nations and will be unavailable for selection for the duration of their involvement in the competition.
Friday will also be Gethin Jones’ final game before departing on international duty for Australia in the Asian Cup.
The hosts are, by their own admission, “hobbling to January” in terms of injuries however they have welcomed back exciting winger Junior Quitirna from the treatment room.
Fleetwood will certainly be taking the positives from their latest two results having picked up an impressive point away to Portsmouth before also drawing with Carlisle United.
Prior to that, Lee Johnson’s side had suffered six straight defeats in all competitions so the Cod Army will be taking confidence from becoming hard to beat in recent weeks.
Currently sitting in 23rd position, that resilience will be an important quality if Fleetwood are to preserve their League One status come the end of the season.
Wanderers themselves have shown resolve of their own having bounced back from a slight setback over the Christmas period.
Victories against Leyton Orient and Lincoln City have got the Whites back on the winning trail and up into third position in the table.
Eoin Toal’s 89th minute header clinched all three points in front of a jubilant away end in Lincolnshire and Wanderers would take a repeat result on Friday night.
Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistant Referees: Mark Cunliffe and Ivan Stankovic
Fourth Official: Martin Coy
Wanderers have once again sold out of their entire allocation of tickets and will be backed by a huge following on the road.
No tickets will be available on the day.
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