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Stanley v Morecambe

26 August 2016

It's the second Lancashire derby at the Wham Stadium this week tomorrow afternoon.

Morecambe are the visitors as Stanley look to back up their win over Burnley with another win over a neighbour.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Reds" tab_id="1470411712017-30fe7d0e-41fa"]After their cup exertions in midweek, Stanley return to league action with one of the standout fixture of any season.

After success in the knockout format attention now turns back to league points, with John Coleman's team looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Exeter.

After a number of seasons of good results against the Shrimps the Reds only collected a point against Jim Bentley's men in the last campaign and will hope to better that this time around.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Form" tab_id="1470411712406-ac66af5e-34eb"]Matty Pearson's 120th minute goal gave Stanley a return to winning ways and cup progression against Burnley on Wednesday night.

That was the perfect response to Saturday's home game with Exeter, which saw the Reds beaten 2-1.

They're looking for their first league win since the opening day when they defeated Doncaster 3-2 at the Wham Stadium.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Team News

Terry Gornell remains unavailable with the groin problem which has ruled him out of the last few games.

Shay McCartan returned to the fold for the Burnley tie and will hope to be involved again, with Chris Eagles looking to shake off the problem that kept him out on Wednesday.[vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title="The Opposition" tab_id="1470412818546-8d7f7dab-f030"]After a tough end to 2015/16, Morecambe have started the new season in contrasting style.

The Shrimps sit top of the early season League Two table with nine points from their four games so far.

Their only league defeat so far came on the opening day at Grimsby, though Bentley's men were beaten by AFC Bournemouth in the cup in midweek.[/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="Manager" tab_id="1470412819079-79ad13b3-86a8"]Jim Bentley was given his first opportunity in management when he succeeded Sammy McIlroy at the Globe Arena in May 2011, after being reserve team manager/first team coach.

He'd started his playing career with Manchester City and spent 5 years with the then Maine Road club before leaving to join Telford United.

After a near 5 year spell at the Bucks Head, Jim moved up to Christie Park in the summer of 2002, and went on to make over 300 appearances for the club.

He signed an extension to his contract to keep him at the Globe Arena until the end of the 2017/18 season in August.[/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion]

Match Info

Admission

Adults £20

Concessions (Over 65s/Students/Under 16s*) £15

Accompanied Under 12s** £10

*all students/under 16s must show valid student ID at the turnstile or ticket office** all under 12s must be accompanied by an adult

Loyalty Card holders

For those with an Accrington Stanley Loyalty Card, match-day prices for League Two games are:

Adults £15

Over 65s/students/Under 16s £10

Accompanied under 12s* FREE

*one free under 12 with a loyalty card per paying adult. Additional under 12s £10 each

All supporters must purchase a ticket before entering the turnstiles

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