Date: 12th February 2008 at 6:45pm
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ACCRINGTON STANLEY entertain Lincoln City at The Fraser Eagle this evening, looking to build on Saturday’s victory at the Deva Stadium over Chester City.

I would firstly like to start by welcoming Peter Jackson, his staff, players and supporters to East Lancashire for the game. To the fans travelling to the game I hope you have a safe journey here and then back home, when you leave empty handed with no points.

The Imps come to Accrington off the back of four successive, 2-1 results, three of which were victories, coming against Rochdale, Macclesfield and Shrewsbury, with Mansfield the only side to pick three points up in their last four.

Lincoln’s Last Six:
Lincoln 2 – 1 Rochdale
Macclesfield 1 – 2 Lincoln
Shrewsbury 1 – 2 Lincoln
Lincoln 1 – 2 Mansfield
Lincoln 2 – 0 Dag & Red
Lincoln 1 – 3 Rotherham

Accrington go in to the game on a high, after a Aswad Thomas double and a last minute strike from Ian Craney, handed Stanley the three points with a 3-2 victory on the Welsh border. Before that the picture hadn’t looked as good for Coleman’s boys, with four consecutive defeats, conceding 13 goals in the proccess.

Accrington’s Last Six:
Chester 2 – 3 Accrington
Accrington 0 – 2 Wycombe
Darlington 1 – 0 Accrington
Peterborough 8 – 2 Accrington
Stockport 2 – 0 Accrington
Accrington 3 – 3 Chester

John Coleman

‘We were very lacklustre against Wycombe and I think the players themselves realised they let themselves down and they were determined not to do that again. Thankfully in the second half (against Chester) we did that.

‘You’re looking for a full 90 minutes every time you take the park, unfortunately that doesn’t happen as often as we would like.

‘We know that we’ve got a decent side here and for whatever reason we have underperformed. But we’ve got to keep striving to be the best we can, to score as many goals as we can and pick up as many points as we can.’

Accrington Stanley Team News:

Leighton McGivern is 50/50 for tonight’s clash with Lincoln and has been named in the 20 man squad for the game, but is struggling with an ankle problem.

Robbie Williams is definately out of the game with a knee injury. Fellow defender, skipper Peter Cavanagh remains on the treatment table.

Shaun Whalley could be named in the starting 11 after his fantastic display at Chester on Saturday.

Player to watch: Shaun Whalley

Fantastic performance on Saturday at Chester, although he can on as a substitute, the youngster managed to create a number of chances and will be a real danger if he starts tonight or comes off the bench.

Stanley squad for the game:
Dunbavin, Arthur, Fearon, Thomas, Richardson, King, Roberts, Webb, Edwards, Branch, Doughty, Todd, Harris, Craney, Whalley, Procter, Grant, Turner, McGivern, Mullin.

Lincoln City Team News:

Lincoln’s young forward Lenell John-Lewis could return to Lincoln’s squad after being left out at Rochdale.

Gary Croft is sidelined with a calf injury, while midfielder Ryan Amoo is also out after damaging knee ligaments.

Player to watch: –

Match Prediction:

Accrington 1-1 Lincoln.