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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (A)

6 October 2020

Blackpool will be looking to continue their momentum in the EFL Trophy as they face Accrington Stanley on Tuesday evening.

The Seasiders sit second in Group G after earning a bonus point against A.F.C. Barrow at Bloomfield Road last time out, with Dan Kemp scoring the winning penalty.

Accrington Stanley, meanwhile, will be looking to maintain their impressive start to the EFL Trophy. John Coleman’s side put seven goals past Leeds United’s Under-21’s to start the group stage strongly, with Tariq Uwakwe scoring a hat-trick.

Similar to the Seasiders, Stanley have had a frustrating start to the 20/21 campaign. Two wins and two defeats from their first four games sees them sit 9th in the League One table, with victories over Peterborough and A.F.C. Wimbledon most recently.  The visitors came from behind at Plough Lane to pick up their second win of the 20/21 campaign, courtesy of goals from Ross Sykes and Matt Butcher in the first half.

Neil Critchley

“It’s a competition we want to do well in. It’ll be a tough game for us, they won their last game in the group.

“John has done an unbelievable job at Accrington, they always have a competitive spirit about them. You’re in for a really tough game when you go there and I think they’ll have a really strong team out.

“I think it’ll be two good teams on show, so we’ll have to be at our best if we want to get a result and progress into the next stage of this competition.

John Coleman

“It will be a tough game, they have a big squad which means they are strong whatever team they put out.

“We will approach today’s game like any other and we will be trying to win. There maybe one or two changes but we want to keep that winning habit.”

Team News

Luke Garbutt and Jordan Gabriel could make their first starts for Blackpool. New signing Daniel Ballard is away on international duty, whilst Daníel Grétarsson is also unavailable for the game.


Watch The Game Live

Despite taking place behind closed doors, you can still watch the Seasiders EFL Trophy match live through iFollow.

Purchase your match pass for £10 here.

Tuesday evening’s match kicks off at 7pm.

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