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Critchley: You Can’t Underestimate Them

Head Coach On Accrington Fixture

13 April 2021

Neil Critchley is expecting a tough opponent in Tuesday’s game, with Accrington Stanley heading to Bloomfield Road for a 7pm kick-off.

Accy come into the match on the back of conceding five goals at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, and the Blackpool Head Coach is wary of how they could bounce back from the heavy defeat.

“They’re obviously off the back of a bad result from the weekend, but the last time they had that against Peterborough, they went to Oxford and won there,” Critchley said.

“It shows you the ability they have in the team and the type of team they are. John Coleman and his coaching staff have proven over many years that you shouldn’t underestimate them. They’re used to playing against the odds at times, so we won’t be underestimating the type of game we have, that’s for sure.”

Ahead of the midweek game, Critchley confirmed Demetri Mitchell was back in training, after missing Saturday’s draw at Lincoln.

“We’ve got no new injury concerns from Saturday,” Critchley said.

“Demetri is going to train today. If he comes through that, then he’ll be back in contention for Tuesday night.

“As for the players that are out, Gary Madine went to see a specialist on Friday, and we had some news which we hope makes his injury easier to manage over the next week or two. If that’s the case then fingers crossed we can start to push him back if the next two weeks go well.

“Kevin Stewart is back out on the grass, but that was his first time on the pitch, so he’s a while away. Keshi Anderson continues to keep working hard, and could return before the end of the season.”


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