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Preview: Accrington Stanley

12 February 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the Wham Stadium

Reds make the journey to Lancashire on Saturday to face Accrington Stanley for the first time at the Wham Stadium since May 2012, when a 1-0 win secured promotion to League One.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

: Andy HainesReferee

: Peter Gooch and Antony TankardAssistants

: Chris IsherwoodFourth Official

To find out more about the match officials click here.


TEAM NEWS

Joe McNerney (knee) and Jimmy Smith (foot) are both missing for Reds. Lanre Oyebanjo has travelled with the squad but manager Mark Yates does not expect him to figure in the matchday squad.

Accrington are still without key midfielder Josh Windass, who is recovering from double hernia surgery.

THE FORM GUIDE                

Reds have won five of their last 13, losing the other eight. Crawley have only drawn one game since August 29.

Accrington have only played seven League games since the start of December, winning three and losing three. They have won their last two at home but lost 2-0 at Carlisle, whom they meet again next Tuesday, last Saturday.


VIEW FROM THE BOSS

"Accrington looked a very good side when they beat us in September. We were on a bad run and also had Luke Rooney sent off and I am confident we can give a much better account of ourselves on Saturday.

"I have a lot of admiration for what (Accrington manager) John Coleman has done up there. They don't get big crowds so money is tight but he has shown what is possible if you get the opportunity to put a squad together and work with them for a period of time."


WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the eighth meeting between the clubs, stretching back to both clubs' Conference days back in 2004.

You can read more about past meetings with Stanley here.


SATURDAY'S SKY BET LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES (3pm unless stated)

AFC Wimbledon v Luton Town

Dagenham & Redbridge v Barnet

Hartlepool v Yeovil

Leyton Orient v Northampton

Morecambe v Oxford United

Newport v Carlisle

Plymouth Argyle v Mansfield

Portsmouth v Bristol Rovers

Stevenage v Cambridge United

Wycombe v Exeter

York City v Notts County


FANCY A FLUTTER?

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TICKET INFORMATION

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HOW TO FOLLOW

Live match commentary can be heard on the Club's online service, Reds PlayerHD. Sign up and listen here.

Follow all of the build-up to kick off through the Club's social media channels, which are listed below.




COME ON YOU REDS!


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