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HK wary of threat posed by play-off chasing Accrington Stanley

21 December 2017

Reds have taken more points off sides in the top half of League 2 than the bottom half with 13 of their 24 points taken off top-12 sides.

It’s a trend Harry Kewell hopes will continue on Saturday when we visit the Wham Stadium to take on Accrington Stanley.

It’s a venue where Reds have only won once and John Coleman’s side, currently third and with games in hand on their rivals, will be strong favourites.

But that didn’t stop Reds taking seven points off three play-off sides – Exeter, Coventry and Mansfield – before last Saturday’s harsh 3-0 defeat at Crewe.

“We’ve been saying all season that we need to be more consistent but it’s interesting that playing the better sides seems to get us going more,” said the Head Coach.

“Accrington are in that group. They have been consistently challenging at the top of the table for a few years. Their manager is very experienced and they have a settled squad with quite a few threats.

“We have done our homework, as I’m sure they have on us. They like to play, which should suit us, and I’m looking forward to a very good 90 minutes. A decent result can set us up nicely for the next two matches which are both at home, but it will be a difficult game.”

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