Shola Ameobi made his name with Newcastle United and more recently played for Bolton.
But now he's dropped down to League One to help the Cod Army net some much needed points.
David Chisnall has this report.
Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has been explaining why he joined Sky Bet League One Fleetwood on a deal until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old has been without a club since his contract with Bolton came to an end last month.
Ameobi made 312 appearances and scored 53 goals during his 14-year stay at Newcastle, which came to an end in 2014.
He subsequently had a spell in Turkey before joining Crystal Palace then moved on to Bolton with whom he signed a short-term deal in October.
It's one of the biggest football derbies never to be played.
That is until this weekend.
On Saturday afternoon neighbours Blackpool and Fleetwood Town will face each other in a league game for the very first time.
David Chisnall has spent the day on the Fylde coast and paid a visit to both clubs
Fleetwood Town's David Ball is in illustrious company, after being nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award, for the goal of the year.
New Fleetwood Town boss Steven Pressley says he has sympathy for outgoing manager Graham Alexander.
Pressley was appointed on Tuesday, and spoke of his respect for Alexander, after playing with him in the Scotland national team.
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The chairman of Fleetwood Town says sacking Graham Alexander was in the 'best interests' of the club.
In a statement, Andy Pilley said:
“It is an extremely unpleasant part of being Chairman having to make such a decision, however ultimately, for a number of reasons; I felt this was in the best interests of the Club.
“I would like to place on record my personal thanks for the success Graham brought us with the promotion to League One, his supreme professionalism and for all the hard work he invested over his time here at Fleetwood, and wish him all the best for the future.”
The club said they will make a further announcement in due course.
Graham Alexander was a player, caretaker manager and youth team coach at Preston North End.
These days he's manager of Fleetwood Town who tomorrow will face Preston for the first time ever in a competitive fixture.
Thousands of Fleetwood Town fans are at Highbury to celebrate the team's promotion to League One.
Club chairman Andy Pilley told ITV Granada he's elated with the team's progress.