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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (A)

14 October 2016

Pool Head To The Wham Stadium

Fixture | Accrington Stanley vs Blackpool
Date | 15 October 2016
Venue | Wham Stadium

Preview
With a large away following expected, Blackpool will look to produce the goods and claim their first win of the month against neighbours Accrington Stanley.

The Seasiders ended September on a high with victory over Portsmouth but have failed to build on that since, taking one point from the last six available during October. 

While two points were dropped against Cambridge United a week ago, Blackpool showcased the spirit in the camp by scoring an injury time equaliser to give them something to build on.

Accrington were last season’s surprise package in League Two as they came to within touching distance of promotion and are sat just inside the top half this time around.

Recent Form
Andy Taylor’s free-kick earned Pool a point last weekend but they’d previously lost to Crawley Town away from home. Gary Bowyer’s men have just one win on the road and that came against Yeovil Town last month. 

Accrington have struggled to match last season’s consistency so far but they’ve started well enough. Last week they conceded late in the day to draw with Cheltenham Town and they’d previously lost to Cambridge the week before. 

Team News
With Dean Lyness ruled out for at least a month with ligament damage, Sam Slocombe’s return is timely and he’s expected to slot back in between the sticks. Danny Pugh is still unavailable with bone bruising while Jack Redshaw remains a long-term absentee. 

John Coleman will enjoy the luxury of a fully-fit squad for Saturday’s game, with Sean McConville and Janoi Donancien returning from suspension. Seamus Conneely and John O’Sullivan are back from injuries, while Elliot Parish, Chris Eagles and Gary Taylor-Fletcher could face their former club.

Pre-Match Quotes

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Plymouth v Portsmouth
Yeovil v Newport


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