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Stanley v Notts County

22 February 2016

Stanley are back at the Wham Stadium tomorrow as they welcome Notts County.

The Reds will be out to beat the Magpies and keep pace with the top three in League Two[vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title="The Opposition"]

Notts were tipped by many to be among the promotion contenders come the end of the season when the campaign began.

After relegation from SkyBet League One last season, manager Ricardo Moniz wasted no time in overhauling his squad, bringing in a large number of new signings as he attempted to take his side back up at the first attempt.

But his tenure was shortlived, with the Dutchman leaving the club late last year and replacement Jamie Fullarton has the task of getting County up the League Two table.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Manager"]Jamie Fullarton was appointed as first team manager in January this year, replacing Ricardo Moniz who was sacked at the end of December after just nine months in charge.

Following a successful playing career, Fullarton has had coaching roles at Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest before taking over the management position at Notts County.

In between his playing and coaching careers, Jamie set up an academy in Spain which has already seen eleven players graduate to achieve professional contracts in both England and Spain.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="One to Watch"]

Striker Izale McLeod's four goals in December earned him a PFA Fans' Player of the Month nomination.

The former Charlton, Barnet and Portsmouth frontman, among others, arrived at County in August and was presented to the crowd before Stanley's 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.

McLeod scored 21 goals for Crawley last season and has got nine goals so far in this campaign.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Form Guide"][vc_text_separator title="Stanley: WLWDW" color="juicy_pink"]The Reds have lost just one of their last five games and are now unbeaten in three matches.

At home they last tasted defeat in October when they succumbed to AFC Wimbledon.

John Coleman's side are fourth in League Two, three points behind third placed Oxford United.[vc_text_separator title="Notts County: LWLWL" color="black"]County's recent form has been somewhat erratic with a win frequently followed by a defeat.

They lost at home to Leyton Orient at the weekend but that came off the back of a 3-2 victory at Hartlepool United.

The Magpies are 15th in the table, ten points from the play-offs.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Stanley Team News"]The Reds are boosted by the returns of midfielder Matt Crooks after a two match ban and defender Adam Buxton following a one game suspension but there is still a lengthy list of absentees.

Tom Davies is banned following his red card at Oxford United and Shay McCartan serves the final game of his suspension.

Joe Wright has returned to Huddersfield for treatment after being stretchered off at the Kassam. He joins Dean Winnard and Josh Windass on the injury list.

Striker Terry Gornell is also out with an ankle injury picked up in training last week.

January signing Mark Hughes is hoping to be fit after returning to training following a calf problem.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Admission 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]


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