ACCRINGTON STANLEY boss John Coleman is set to shake his team up today in hope that the Reds can grab the win on home soil that has slipped out of their grasp on previous occassions.
This Pre-match report may be a little on the short side today, as I have just realised that I have yet to do it, and I am supposed to be meeting the Press boys at 2pm and I live half an hour away, so lets get cracking.
Stanley haven’t met Brentford since way back in March 1960, when The Bees came out on top in a close and thrilling encounter at Stanley’s Old Peel Park.
So when Brentford ride in to East Lancashire later this afternoon, neither teams really know what to expect from each other, and John Coleman has warned The Bees that his Stanley side will be ‘Buzzing’ for victory, following the embarrasement of an 8-2 defeat on Tuesday evening, at the hands of Peterborough United.
‘They’ve been showing promotion form under their new manager.’ Coleman declared whilst talking to the Lancashire Telegraph.
‘We’ve got to hope that will be drawing to a close tomorrow.
‘It’s a difficult one because they won’t know what our ground is about.
‘Some people get a real shock when they come here.
‘I know I sometimes still get a shock when I turn up.
‘We’ve got to try to build on that and make it as uncomfortable as possible for them.’
Accrington Stanley Team News:
Lee McEvilly in unavailable for selection after yesterday joining Cmabridge United on loan until the end of the season, where he will join team mate Paul Carden, who is also on loan from the Fraser Eagle Stadium.
Kenny Arthur continues on the road to recovery following his broken leg, suffered in early October, and the Scottish stopper is set to continue to warm up with his team mates on the pitch before the game this afternoon.
Player to watch: Paul Mullin
Showed he has a real threat from inside the opposition penalty area and after turning down the chance to join Shrewsbury and scoring in the 8-2 defeat against The Posh in midweek, Mullin will be up for this clash.
Brentford Team News:
Brentford gaffer Andy Scott is set to introduce his new midfielders, Jordan Parkes and Craig Stone into his starting line up for the clash after they joined the promotion hopefuls on loan during the week.
John Mousinho is a real doubt for the game and faces a late fitness test whilst, Charlie Ide (groin) is to sit the game out.
Player to watch: —
Accrington 1-1 Brentford.