Micky Mellon eyes Fleetwood Town FA Cup glory

Micky Mellon
Mellon has been in charge at Highbury Stadium since September 2008

Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon has described his side's FA Cup first round tie against League One club Wycombe as their biggest game of the season.

Town lie second in the Blue Square Bet Premier, level on points with leaders Wrexham, but Mellon feels that this game is the most important.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It's a cliche but it's one game at a time.

"This game is the whole focus and is the biggest game of the season. It's the only thing we're thinking about."

Fleetwood are looking to win promotion to the Football League for the first time after being beaten in the play-off semi-finals by AFC Wimbledon last season.

Mellon believes that it is important that his players forget about league matters for one game only.

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Fleetwood must play their best - Mellon

He said: "They have to keep their focus. They are professionals and they are expected to concentrate on this one game.

"If they don't then they know the squad is strong enough to replace them."

Town reached the first round of the FA Cup last season but were knocked out by League One club Walsall after a replay.

But Mellon says this game is a chance to put his club on the map.

"It's a massive game for Fleetwood Town. It's great publicity and gets people talking about us," he added.

"It's exciting for the fans and we want to be in that hat, just like Wycombe will be, for the next round."

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