Midfielder expects Fleetwood to come out fighting on Saturday
He’s never been in the position himself, but Blues' Kevan Hurst believes Fleetwood’s players will come out even stronger on Saturday following the sacking of manager Micky Mellon last weekend.
Mellon was sacked by the club on Saturday evening following their FA Cup defeat to Aldershot Town, and Blues midfielder Hurst thinks it may have made Saturday’s game even tougher.
He said: “I’ve never been in that situation, but it’s a common rule in football that when you lose a manager the team seems to pull out a string of results.
“I think losing their manager has definitely made it a harder match for us but it would have been tough anyway.
“They are a good side sitting inside the play-off places so it was something of a surprise to see their manager go.”
Hurst believes that underlines just how ambitious the club are – considering they were only promoted to the Football League in May.
“You obviously look at what a good job the manager has done there in his time with them,” Hurst added.
“They had lost three games on the bounce, and gone out of the FA Cup, but they are sitting 7th in League Two.
“I think that just proves the ambition of the club and the chairman, and if they feel things aren’t going well then he wants it putting right.
“Hopefully though we can go there on Saturday, stay on our toes and come home with the three points.”