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Stanley v Barnet

26 February 2016

A second home game in a week sees Stanley host Barnet at the Wham Stadium.

The Bees are in good form and it promises to be a good clash as the Reds look to go five games unbeaten.[vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title="The Opposition"]Barnet won promotion back to the league last season as they clinched the Conference title.

They had spent two years back in non-league.

Martin Allen is now in his fourth spell with the Bees and they are currently a comfortable distance off the bottom two as they establish themselves back as a League Two side.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Manager"]

Martin Allen is now in his fourth spell at Barnet, the first back in 2003.

On two occasions he took charge during the closing stages of the season with the club in imminent danger of relegation and he inspired the players to avoid the drop.

As a player, midfielder Allen played over 400 matches in professional football.

He led the Bees to the Conference title last season.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]Striker Akinde is a powerful leader of the line and joined the Bees from Alfreton.

Earlier in his career, after impressing at Ebbsfleet, Akinde signed for Bristol City in 2009, before moves to Crawley and Portsmouth were interspersed with a number of loan moves.

He was Barnet's Player of the Year last season and top goalscorer in the Conference.

He has a dozen goals so far this season.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: LWDWW" color="juicy_pink"]Stanley are unbeaten in four games and have won back to back matches.

The Reds haven't lost a home game since October.

They sit fourth in League Two, three points from third.[vc_text_separator title="Barnet: DDWLW" color="orange"]Barnet's recent form has been good, with just one defeat in their last six matches.

They've kept clean sheets in five of those six games.

The Bees are 15th in League Two, eleven points from the play-offs and 13 from the bottom two.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]Stanley's squad is boosted by the return of two regulars from suspension.

Defender Tom Davies is back in contention following a one match ban and Shay McCartan is available again after a three game suspension.

Joe Wright remains out with an ankle problem with longer term absentees Terry Gornell, Dean Winnard and Josh Windass also still unavailable.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Admission Details"]Cash turnstiles are no longer available at the Wham Stadium. Instead, a ticket must be bought in advance or from a ticket booth or ticket office on match day. MORE DETAILS[/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"]This Saturday's programme sees the first and only interview with Josh Windass since he agreed to join Rangers in the summer.

The midfielder candidly discusses his recovery from a groin injury, the decision to leave the Wham Stadium and why he wants to end his Stanley career with promotion.

There are all the usual programme features too, all for the same great price of £3 available around the ground.[/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion]


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