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Accrington set for return to more familiar line-up against Gillingham

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2021 by PA8 hits

Accrington will revert to their strongest starting line-up as high-flying Stanley face Gillingham in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday.Boss John Coleman made 10 changes for Tuesday’s 4-0 Papa John’s Trophy defeat at Lincoln, with the likes of strikers Colby Bishop and Dion Charles and midfielder Seamus Conneely set to return.Midfielder Matt Butcher is struggling to be fit after p...Full Story »

John Coleman praises the spirit of his players after Accrington defeat Charlton

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2021 by PA11 hits

Accrington manager John Coleman praised the spirit of his side, as they defeated Charlton 2-0 at the Valley.Two goals by Colby Bishop pushed the Lancashire side into the League One play-off positions.With a three week lay-off due to Covid and weather postponements, Coleman was impressed with how his side stepped back into competitive fixtures.He said “We just try and win every game, I feel...Full Story »

Accrington move up to fifth after Colby Bishop brace sinks Charlton

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2021 by PA9 hits

Accrington climbed up to fifth in League One after defeating Charlton 2-0 at the Valley thanks to a brace from Colby Bishop.Bishop opened the scoring in the 36th minute and the 24-year-old then secured the points when he doubled Stanley’s lead midway through the second period.The visitors started the brisker of the two sides, and Bishop headed a Sean McConville free-kick wide after four mi...Full Story »

Ben Watson and Darren Pratley sidelined as Charlton take on Accrington

Posted Friday, January 08, 2021 by PA7 hits

Ben Watson and Darren Pratley will miss Charlton’s League One clash with Accrington.Watson was forced off after 10 minutes of last weekend’s loss to Hull with a hamstring injury while Pratley begins a three-match ban following his second-half sending-off.Andrew Shinnie (thigh) is not yet ready for a comeback and remains sidelined along with longer-term absentees Ryan Inniss, Alfie Do...Full Story »

No worries for Accrington as they return to action against Portsmouth

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA13 hits

Accrington have reported no new injury problems as they look to resume their season at home to Portsmouth on Saturday.Stanley have not played since a goalless draw with Blackpool on December 19.Games against Sunderland and Doncaster were postponed due to coronavirus cases within their opponents’ respective camps.The enforced break has allowed some injury problems to clear as Ross Sykes and...Full Story »

Doncaster-Accrington called off after positive coronavirus tests for Rovers duo

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2020 by PA9 hits

Doncaster’s Boxing Day clash with Accrington has been called off after two unnamed Rovers players tested positive for coronavirus.The Keepmoat club announced the test results close to three hours before kick-off, adding that more players were displaying symptoms.“The safety and health of our players, staff and everyone around the club is paramount and therefore we have informed the E...Full Story »

John Coleman urges Accrington to believe they are promotion contenders

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA9 hits

John Coleman has told Accrington to believe they are promotion contenders in Sky Bet League One after their 0-0 draw with Blackpool.The Stanley boss is convinced Blackpool will be challenging for the top six at the end of the season and he says his eighth-placed team should be too.Blackpool’s Jerry Yates hit the post in the first half while visiting keeper Chris Maxwell superbly denied Dio...Full Story »

Nathan Baxter hoping to keep place in John Coleman’s Accrington side

Posted Friday, December 18, 2020 by PA13 hits

Accrington goalkeeper Nathan Baxter will hope to keep his place for the visit of Blackpool.The Chelsea loanee kept a clean sheet – Stanley’s first in five matches having conceded nine in four games – on his league debut in the win over Gillingham on Tuesday night having been preferred to Toby Savin.Midfielder Sean McConville started his first league match since New Year’s...Full Story »

John Coleman credits Accrington’s defence for bouncing back at Gillingham

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA18 hits

Accrington boss John Coleman believes his side’s impenetrable defence deserve the credit for getting them back on track with a 2-0 win at Gillingham.Accrington suffered their first Sky Bet League One defeat since mid-October when they lost 4-3 at Wigan on Saturday but tightened up at the back to repeatedly deny the Gills.At the other end, Colby Bishop’s free header just before half-t...Full Story »

Accrington continue rich vein of form with victory at Gillingham

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA12 hits

Colby Bishop and Dion Charles scored the goals as Accrington claimed their sixth win in nine Sky Bet League One games with a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.Off the back of their first league defeat since mid-October against Wigan on Saturday, Stanley were denied an early opener when Connor Ogilvie blocked Harvey Rodgers’ low shot.Two minutes after Dominic Samuel was carried off the pitch on a...Full Story »

Gillingham boss Steve Evans set to ring the changes for visit of Accrington

Posted Monday, December 14, 2020 by PA16 hits

Gillingham boss Steve Evans has vowed to make a number of changes following his side’s defeat at Doncaster on Saturday.Evans hinted at a lack of effort from some players after the 2-1 defeat but his options continue to be restricted by injuries.Jacob Mellis could feature despite battling for match fitness after illness, while Jordan Graham and Scott Robertson (both hamstring) face late tes...Full Story »

Leam Richardson wishes fans had been there to see Wigan’s win over Accrington

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA14 hits

Leam Richardson said the only downside to Wigan’s 4-3 Sky Bet League One triumph over Accrington was that there were no fans in the DW Stadium to enjoy it.Wigan moved off the bottom of the table thanks to their second win on the bounce, with Accrington losing for the first time in nine matches.The home side raced into a three-goal lead inside 32 minutes thanks to goals from Tom James, Dan ...Full Story »

Wigan beat Accrington in seven-goal thriller to move off the foot of the table

Posted Sunday, December 13, 2020 by PA9 hits

Wigan moved off the foot of Sky Bet League One after picking up their second win on the bounce in a thrilling 4-3 victory against in-form Accrington.Struggling Wigan, boosted by last weekend’s triumph at Sunderland, flew out of the blocks and were three goals up inside a dramatic opening 32 minutes.Tom James broke the deadlock with a brave diving header in the 14th minute, and Dan Gar...Full Story »

John Coleman not getting carried away with Accrington’s run of form

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2020 by PA9 hits

John Coleman is not getting away despite his Accrington side moving to the fringe of the play-offs with games in hand on those above them after their 2-1 win over MK Dons.Dion Charles struck twice to seal a victory which means Coleman’s side have now gone seven games unbeaten in the league.The Reds boss said: “My aspirations are only to try and keep winning games of football. This le...Full Story »

Dion Charles at the double as Accrington beat MK Dons to stretch unbeaten run

Posted Sunday, December 06, 2020 by PA6 hits

A Dion Charles double extended Accrington’s unbeaten league run to seven games with a 2-1 win over MK Dons.The Reds took the lead on eight minutes when Tariq Uwakwe’s cross was fired home by Charles from around 10 yards out.The Dons should have equalised on 15 minutes when Cameron Jerome raced clean through but goalkeeper Toby Savin raced out and denied him.They did level on 53 minut...Full Story »

Mo Sangare and Sean McConville missing as Accrington host MK Dons

Posted Friday, December 04, 2020 by PA14 hits

Accrington are without Mo Sangare and Sean McConville for the visit of MK Dons.Newcastle loanee Sangare faces a couple of months on the sidelines with a recurrence of a hamstring injury.Fellow midfielder McConville serves the final game of a three-match ban.Ross Sykes remains unavailable but Tariq Uwakwe is fit after a knee problem.MK Dons have been dealt a major blow with Jordan Houghton ruled ...Full Story »

Steve Cotterill pleased with Shrewsbury’s fight after draw with Accrington

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by PA11 hits

Steve Cotterill said he was proud of his Shrewsbury players after his first League One match in charge of Town ended in a 2-2 draw with Accrington.Shrewsbury, who remain 23rd in the table, responded positively to falling behind to Joe Pritchard’s first-half free-kick.Aaron Pierre quickly headed them level before a fine free-kick from Shaun Whalley in the 86th minute had them on course for ...Full Story »

Ethan Ebanks-Landell misses out as Shrewsbury take on Accrington

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by PA19 hits

Ethan Ebanks-Landell will sit out Shrewsbury’s Sky Bet League One clash with Accrington.The defender suffered a head injury during the FA Cup victory over Oxford City at the weekend and the club are following protocol.Dave Edwards limped off during the second half of the cup game after a late tackle but will be available for new manager Steve Cotterill’s first league match in charge....Full Story »

Dave Artell says ‘schoolboy defending’ led to Crewe defeat against Accrington

Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by PA7 hits

Dave Artell blamed “schoolboy defending” after his Crewe side lost 1-0 at in-form Accrington.Colby Bishop scored the winner in the 59th minute as Stanley chalked up five league games without a loss.Matt Butcher’s free-kick took a deflection and Will Jaaskelainen pulled off a superb one-handed save to keep the ball out of the top corner.However, it bounced off the bar and down, ...Full Story »

Accrington set to lose Sean McConville for Crewe game following red card

Posted Monday, November 23, 2020 by PA18 hits

Accrington look set to be without Sean McConville when they host Crewe.The winger was sent off in the goalless draw with Lincoln at the weekend and faces a suspension. However, Stanley have appealed against the decision and hope to have McConville, who is working his way back to fitness after 10 months out with an Achilles injury, available.Ross Sykes and Tariq Uwakwe remain out for the hosts du...Full Story »

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