Fleetwood, who finished 15th in League One last season, have had a busy pre-season schedule thus far, playing five times since July 10, recording three victories and two draws in the process.
Simon Grayson’s side ran out winners over Radcliffe and Port Vale in their first two friendlies of the summer before drawing back-to-back matches against Rochdale and St Johnstone.
Fleetwood will enter this game off the back of a morale-boosting win, though, having beaten Championship side Huddersfield 2-1 on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Shayden Morris and Gerard Garner.
The Cod Army have another three confirmed friendlies in the diary, facing Leeds, Chester and Wrexham before opening their League One campaign at home to Portsmouth on August 7.
Grayson’s team have been busy this summer in terms of signings, with the likes of Max Clark, Tom Clarke, Brad Halliday and Anthony Pilkington all arriving, while Ryan Edmondson and Callum Morton have joined on loan from Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion respectively.
Leeds, meanwhile, recorded a 3-2 victory over National League North side Guiseley on Tuesday, although the team mainly included teenagers and Under-23 players, with Mark Jackson overseeing the contest.
First-team manager Marcelo Bielsa was in attendance, though, and the 66-year-old decided to rest a number of key players ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.
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As mentioned, the Whites are in the middle of a very busy period, as they will take on Blackburn, Fleetwood and Real Betis over the next four days, before playing their final friendly of the summer against Ajax on August 4.
Leeds will open their 2021-22 Premier League season against Manchester United on August 14, and it will be fascinating to see whether any more new faces arrive at Elland Road before the contest in Manchester.
Junior Firpo and Jack Harrison are the two first-team signings this summer, but the club have also secured deals for talented youngsters Lewis Bate, Amari Miller and Sean McGurk.