Jordan insists Fleetwood Town can beat anyone

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Stephen Jordan insists Fleetwood Town will fear nobody as he looks to book a return to Wembley.

The defender missed out on playing on his last trip – with Burnley in 2009 – but was able to join in the Clarets’ promotion celebrations.

Now, fighting fit at the end of a long campaign, he’s looking to go back there with Fleetwood Town and battle for promotion to League One.

And he made it clear nobody should write off the team managed by his old Turf Moor team-mate.

Jordan said: “There’s a lot of positivity about.

“It think sometimes if you’re the fourth-placed team people might think your chance has gone.

“But we’ve got to go and win these play-offs now.

“That’s our main aim. It’s what we’re going to do.”

Standing in the way are Nigel Worthington’s York City, who have made a remarkable run over the second half of the season.

At Christmas they sat just one place above the drop zone.

But stunning form since, including a 17-match unbeaten run, has taken the Minstermen into the end of season showdown.

Jordan said: “They’re probably the form team in the league.

“We have to be careful about them but we can beat anybody.

“We’ll go into both games confident and believing that.”

And there’s nothing the full-back would love more at the end of his first season at Highbury than another shot at Wembley glory.

“I’ve been there before, with Burnley,” he said.

“It’s a great occasion... if you win it.

“I was injured last time around but I was still there and I enjoyed it. We’d all love to get there now.

“Anyone, whether they’ve been in the play-offs before or not, wants to do it.

“You want to get promoted. You want to make it happen.”

Unlike Jordan, Town boss Graham Alexander did play at Wembley when Burnley won promotion to the Premier League. Jordan knows the team are led by a man with more play-off experience than most.

“The manager has sampled a few of them,” he joked.

“Everyone – the manager, the staff, the players – we’ll all be prepared. We’ll all be ready for Saturday and York City.”