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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley

Blackpool In Checkatrade Trophy Action

3 October 2017

Fixture | Accrington Stanley vs Blackpool – Date | 3 October 2017 – Venue | Wham Stadium

Blackpool's second Checkatrade Trophy fixture in Northern Group B takes place away to Accrington Stanley tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.  

The match will be The Seasiders' last one for 11 days, with a break from league action this weekend due to the Blackburn Rovers game being rearranged. 

Last Time Out: 

Fin Sinclair-Smith marked his Blackpool debut with a goal in the club's previous Checkatrade Trophy fixture against Wigan Athletic. 

The match ended 1-1 at Bloomfield Road, though the visitors picked up a bonus point after winning a penalty shoot-out. 

Accrington, meanwhile, played out a five-goal thriller against Middlesbrough. 

A goal from substitute from Liam Nolan in the 92nd minute secured a 3-2 victory for Stanley. 

Team News: 

Manager Gary Bowyer is expected to utilise his full squad again for this latest Checkatrade Trophy match. 

New rules this season permit qualifying players named in the starting line-up to have made 40 or more first-team appearances in their career. 

That means the likes of Andy Taylor and Max Clayton will be given valuable game-time. 

Accrington are also expected to make changes to their side, with Mekhi McLeod and Erico Sousa set to feature again. 

Match Betting Odds:

Accrington Win - 7/5
Draw - 5/2
Blackpool Win - 9/5 


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