Robins looking to batter young cod’s.

This Tuesday Ashton United are facing Fleetwood Town development squad at Hurst Cross. 

This will be game Four of seven in Ashton’s pre-season friendly campaign. After a win against Droylsden, a 2-2 draw with League 2 side Oldham Athletic and the most recent 3-0 defeat away against Coalville, it’s safe to say The Robin’s pre-season campaign has been mixed.

Someone to watch out for this Tuesday is Ashton’s new summer signing Josh Wilson, who has had a good start to the pre-season campaign and seems to be settling into the team well but is still yet to score. However, something you may not know about Wilson is that his cousin is currently Fleetwood’s first team manager, that is, of course, ex-Premier League footballer, Joey Barton.   

After the most recent 3-0 loss to Coalville, that saw some costly errors from the team, manager Jody Banian says, “There’s a bit of work to be done in training to improve and this is currently a work in progress”. On the bright side though, Jody is pleased to have gained ‘more minutes in the legs’ for the players who had a chance to get on the pitch and gain some experience playing within the new team.  

Ashton have also been away in Leicester on a team bonding exercise as Jody feels that ‘to have any success you need to have a unity within the squad’ and that bonding exercises like this help in creating good relationships and team spirit that will get the team through tough games and ‘get that extra 10% that will win leagues and get promotions’.  

The good news ahead of Tuesday’s game is that John Pritchard should be fit to play after coming off injured on Saturday, Jody reported in his post-match interview that on Saturday John had ‘rolled his ankle’ and didn’t feel comfortable returning to the pitch. We look forward to seeing him return this week!   

Fans can purchase tickets for this game online and still have the opportunity to get their 2019/20 season tickets on Tuesday’s game or online too, let’s keep that strong home support going and help the boys bounce back after Saturday!

Ticket Prices are as shown below: 

  • Adults: £5
  • Concessions: £5
  • 12-17-Year-Olds: £5
  • Free entry for any under 12’s who are accompanied by an adult

There will also be full Match Commentary, just follow this link: http://mixlr.com/ashtonunitedfc/

Hurst Cross Stadium

Surrey Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 8DY

Written by Alex Mclachlan