ACCRINGTON Stanley head back to the Fraser Eagle Stadium this evening as Martin Allen brings his Championship outfit Leicester City to East Lancashire for the First Round of the Carling Cup.
John Coleman’s Stanley came out on top in the first game of the season, which was away to Promotion fancies Wycombe Wanderers, with Paul Mullin grabbing the goal after 58 minutes at Adams Park.
The game will be the first time that The Reds and The Foxes have ever met in the two clubs’ histories, and Stanley will be out to prove that they are no pushovers.
This time in the competition last year, Accrington were busy beating Nottingham Forrest infront of the Sky cameras at The Fraser Eagle, so Leicester better not take anything for granted like Forest did last year or they will end up on the wrong side of the Most Famous Small Club In The World…. Accrington Stanley!
Accrington Stanley Team News:
Stanley only have one injury worry ahead of the game and are playing the waiting game to see if newboy Paul Carden will recover in time from an minor calf strain picked up in training, he also missed the opening day victory over Wycombe.
Roscoe D’Sane could come in to the squad after he wasn’t selected in the 16 for the trip to Adams Park last Saturday. Graham Branch, John Miles, Kenny Arthur and Mark Roberts are set to continue in the Stanley squad after signing over the summer.
Player to watch: Graham Branch
Branchy will be a real threat to the Leicester City defence if he is playing in an attacking role, and a threat to the Leicester strike force if in the heart of the defence.
Leicester City Team News:
Leicester City come in to the game at the Fraser Eagle Stadium with a number of players on the sidlines through injury.
James Chambers, Jonathan Hayes Richard Stearman, midfield trio Shaun Newton, Stephen Clemence and James Wesolowski will miss the gamr along with striker Mark De Vries who have all picked up injuries since the 1-0 defeat to Championship new boys Blackpool at the Walkers Stadium.
Player to watch: Iain Hume
Dangerous striker who can cause Stanley stopper Kenny Arthur, who was named in the League Two team of the week, a lot of problems.
I think the mighty Accrington can cause Leicester a problem. I’m going with Accrington 2-1 Leicester.