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Stanley v Yeovil Town

28 September 2015

After an encouraging run of form, Stanley return to the Wham Stadium for the first of two home games in a week.

Recently relegated Yeovil Town are the visitors as the sides meet for the first time in the Football League.

The Reds will be looking to make it four wins on the spin, with the Glovers keen for a repeat of their victory in an FA Cup replay last season.[vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title="The Opposition"]

Yeovil are back in League Two this season following relegation from the third tier in 2014/15.

They were League Two champions in 2005 and have since been as high as the Championship but now find themselves back in the basement.

The Somerset outfit made a disappointing start to the new campaign but after a more encouraging month will now be keen to win at the Wham Stadium and leap up the table.

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Paul Sturrock became manager of Yeovil in April 2015 when they were all-but relegated.

As a player, striker Sturrock spent his entire senior career with Dundee United, making more than 500 appearances for the club.

He began his managerial career with St Johnstone before moving into English football with Plymouth, Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon, Southend and now the Glovers.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]Striker Ryan Bird became Paul Sturrock's 11th summer signing when he arrived from Cambridge.

A late flourisher, the 27-year-old joined Portsmouth in 2013 after scoring 114 goals in 300 games for non-league Burnham FC. The 6'4” striker went on to make 20 appearances for Pompey, also enjoying loans at Havant & Waterlooville and Cambridge.

Ryan re-joined Cambridge last season before joining Hartlepool towards the end of the last campaign, helping them stave off relegation by scoring twice in six games.

Bird has three goals so far this season for the Glovers.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: LDWWW" title_align="separator_align_center" color="juicy_pink"]Stanley have lost just one league game so far this season and have won two and drawn two in League Two at the Wham Stadium.

John Coleman's men have won their last three matches, against Bristol Rovers, Exeter and Crawley, and will now be out to make it four.[vc_text_separator title="Yeovil Town: WLDWL" title_align="separator_align_center" color="green"]The Glovers won their second league game of the campaign just over a week ago at Crawley before losing to Hartlepool at the weekend.

Their form has been up and down, with a victory in the JPT over Barnet followed by a heavy home defeat to Morecambe.

[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]The Stanley defence could have a slightly unfamiliar look due to a couple of ongoing injury problems.

Tom Davies has a knee problem and Dean Winnard limped out of the weekend win at Crawley. Neither are expected to be fit.

Matty Pearson filled in at centre back when Winnard departed and could start there, with Liam Wakefield also waiting in the wings.

Skipper Terry Gornell was on the bench at the Checkatrade Stadium but is still troubled by an ankle injury.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Admission Details"]Adults £20

Concessions (Over 65′s & Students*) £15

Under 18′s £10

Accompanied Under 12′s^ £5

*all students must show valid student ID at the turnstile or ticket office^all under 12's must be accompanied by an adult

[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Match Coverage"]The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Programme"]The matchday programme is available from around the ground on the night of the game, priced at £3.

In this edition you'll find an in depth interview with cover star Sean McConville, reflecting on his 100th Stanley appearance.

At the other end of the spectrum, Joe Wright talks about his first Football League start at Crawley and the first member of the Stanley Football League Dream Team, goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli discusses his time with the club.

That's in addition to columns from John Coleman and Terry Gornell, all the news from the Wham Stadium, essential info on the visitors and the pre-match views of a Yeovil supporter.[/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion]


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