Fleetwood Town Chairman and owner Andy Pilley says that he is 'delighted' with the prospect of getting home advantage against another League One club in the FA Cup. The Lancashire side were drawn at home against the Glovers earlier today, in the Second Round of the competition, and having knocked out 23rd placed Wycombe Wanderers at their Highbury ground, they believe they stand a good chance against the team immediately below them.
Pilley told his club's site that the game was a 'perfect tie' and said that the ground's facilities would have no problems with staging the tie against the Glovers on the day:
"I知 absolutely delighted with the draw. We wanted a home tie first and foremost and that痴 what the draw gave us. We have superb facilities at Highbury and we can accommodate what will be a big crowd. We値l give the game our best shot after beating Wycombe Wanderers yesterday and we will fancy our chances against Yeovil. Yeovil will be given all the respect they deserve but it痴 a perfect tie for us."
Fleetwood's best crowd of the 2011-12 season has been 2,111 in the Conference National division, and are currently averaging 1,567 in the league overall. However, for the visit of Wycombe, they pulled in 2,711 spectators. Pilley is hoping that they can attract even greater numbers than that for the next round:
"There will be thousands of Fleetwood supporters at Highbury and I知 pleased they don稚 have to travel to Yeovil to watch the game. Yeovil is an awful long way but I知 sure our supporters would have made the journey. I知 confident we値l have over 3,000 supporters watching against Yeovil."
Yesterday's first round winners banked ｣18,500 from The FA Cup prize fund. A further ｣27,000 is up for grabs for all of the Second Round winners.
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