Accrington Stanley welcome Grimsby Town to the Fraser Eagle Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Stanley have been a little inconsistant to say the least in recent games, for example look at Stanley’s last six games:
Hartlepool 1 – 0 Accrington
Accrington 3 – 2 Peterborough
Walsall 3 – 2 Accrington
Accrington 2 – 0 Hereford
Accrington 1 – 0 Torquay
Swindon 2 – 0 Accrington
I think that form explains itself, L W W L W L. We all know Stanley can do it! I think two more wins would secure our Football League status for another season, as we would be on the 50 point mark. We also need to sort out our discipline, as we are fastly earning the title of ‘Dirtiest Team in the league’ according to a few Hartlepool fans on Monday. And if you look at our record you have to agree. Mangan getting sent off on Monday for kicking a Pools defender. Sort the discipline out Coleman, or it could be our downfall!
Accrington Stanley Team News:
John Coleman will be without suspended youngster Andy Mangan, who recieved a four match suspension following his red card in the 1-0 defeat at Hartlepool on Monday. Mangan kicked out at Pool’s defender Michael Nelson, 70minutes in to the game.
David Brown has now finished his suspension for a red card incident, and is expected to slot in to replace Mangan upfront.Fellow striker Leighton McGivern is also back in contention after he completed 90minutes for Stanley’s reserves in midweek, following a long spell on the sidelines with a ankle injury.
Player to watch: Paul Mullin
Of course it’s this man! 14 Goals in all competitions for Stanley this season, and is looking a real danger in this league. Stanley boss John Coleman tipped Mullin to go on to 500 appearances for Accrington Stanley, after the frontman equalled the club record of 361 appearances on Monday at Hartlepool.
Grimsby Team News:
Grimsby will be without Michael Reddy and Gary Cohen for their trip to East Lancashire. But have been boosted that young defender Ryan Barnnett will be fit in time for the match.
Player to watch: Danny North
Grimsby’s top scoring striker, Danny North. A young striker who is rated highly down at Grimsby, and has got himself on the scoresheet 3 times in 17 appearances.
Accrington Stanley 2-1 Grimsby.