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Blackpool and Fleetwood fans prepare for first ever league game between the two clubs

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

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New Fleetwood boss has sympathy for sacked Alexander

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.

Fleetwood Town: Sacking in 'best interests' of club

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.

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Graham Alexander stays focused ahead of his return to Preston

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.

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