Uwe Rosler delighted to set-up Jamie Vardy reunion for Fleetwood Town after defeating Hereford in FA Cup

Hereford 0 Fleetwood Town 2: England striker Vardy will return to Highbury with Leicester City in the FA Cup third round

Friday 15 December 2017 08:14
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Jamie Vardy's Leicester City will face Fleetwood Town in the third round of the FA Cup
Jamie Vardy's Leicester City will face Fleetwood Town in the third round of the FA Cup

Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler is looking forward to an FA Cup showdown with Cod Army old boy Jamie Vardy - but insists his only focus is on this weekend's League One clash with Peterborough.

Vardy's Leicester will travel to Highbury in the third round of the competition after Fleetwood saw off Hereford 2-0 on Thursday night thanks to a brace from defender Cian Bolger.

England striker Vardy enjoyed a prolific stint with Fleetwood when they were non-league before joining the Foxes for £1million in 2012 and his anticipated return to his former stomping ground is sure to grab the headlines.

However, while Rosler admits facing Premier League Leicester is a huge boost for the club, he says he is only thinking about Sunday's visit of Peterborough.

He told reporters: “Of course we're looking forward to this (Leicester game). The players have earned it, the club have earned it.

“Obviously the chairman is delighted, we're delighted, but to be fair I'm just happy for my players that we're heading into the Peterborough game with momentum, with good confidence.

Cian Bulger rises to head in Fleetwood Town's opening goal

“My whole focus is Peterborough. They have the advantage of two days more recovery than us, it's a big ask for us but we need to make sure that right from after the final whistle (tonight) we do everything right, to give us a chance to compete against them.

“We focus on Jamie Vardy when the time is right, and on Sunday we focus on (Marcus) Maddison."

Fleetwood went into their FA Cup clash at Edgar Street on the back of a poor run in League One which had seen them pick up just three points from their last six games.

However, Bolger's 10th-minute header set them on their way to a morale-boosting victory before he sealed the triumph with his second just before the hour mark.

Hereford players applaud their fans after their 2-0 defeat by Fleetwood

Rosler added: “It was a big game for us in the situation we're in. We showed some real courage today and I was very pleased.

“Congratulations to Hereford, we needed to be at our best and I think we gave a rock-solid away performance.

“Everybody was waiting and hoping for us to slip up and my players, they performed, under the circumstances, really well.

“We didn't win with luck, we were the worthy winners today.”

PA

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