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PREVIEW | Fleetwood (A)

14 September 2018

Accrington Stanley visit the Lancashire coast for the second time in three weeks tomorrow when they travel to Highbury Stadium to play Fleetwood Town.

Both John Coleman's Reds and Joey Barton's Cod Army are unbeaten in their last six League One fixtures, having not tasted defeat since the opening day of the season.

This will be the first meeting between Fleetwood and Stanley in the third tier of English football, and the first in any division since New Year's Day 2014.

Both Fleetwood and the Reds have won two of the previous four league meetings between them, with the Cod Army winning 3-1 at Highbury when Stanley last visited.

Stanley have scored six goals in the final 15 minutes of League One games this season – the highest figure of any club in the division.

Ticket News

Stanley supporters are able to pay on the day at Highbury Stadium, cash or card, from ticket booths around the ground.

There are plenty of standing tickets available to purchase, but few seating tickets remaining (prices below), so fans are advised to arrive at the stadium in good time.

Over 65 - £17

Under 25 - £17

Under 16 - £7

Under 5 - Free

Over 65 - £19

Under 25 - £19

Under 16 - £8

Under 5 - Free

Standing (Entry via Away turnstiles 1-3):Seating (Entry via Parkside turnstiles 1-2):
Adults - £22Adults - £24

Supporters are advised that proof of ID may be requested when entering the ground.

Team News

John Coleman has no injury concerns among the Stanley squad ahead of tomorrow's fixture, following a successful week's training after last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burton Albion.

“I have a strong squad and the hardest decision last Saturday was picking the bench spots. They are at a premium let alone the starting XI," said the Stanley manager at his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

“It is hard for those not getting in the squad but we have got to keep them involved and keep the momentum going.

“I have never had three good strikers on the bench and then we have a couple of good ones sat in the stand. That's pleasing and going forward it will help us."

Fleetwood skipper Craig Morgan was forced off with a hamstring issue last time out against Sunderland, but Barton says he has a fully fit squad to choose from after the Cod Army faced Leicester City U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday evening.

“We have a full bill of health, with the odd player having tight hamstrings, quads or calf muscles which is normal as we played on Tuesday night, and its right with the recovery day we have in process," said the Fleetwood boss.

“[Stanley] had a phenomenal year last season when they went on to win League Two and the club have made a great start to their campaign. The club builds its success around the togetherness that they have.

“They all work together and have that togetherness and alongside that, they have talent with the likes of Billy Kee – who was Accrington's top scorer last season with 25 league goals – Sean McConville and Jordan Clark, so we know it will be tough."

Match Officials

Referee - Michael Salisbury

Assistant Referee 1 - Geoffrey Liddle

Assistant Referee 2 - Wade Smith

Fourth Official - Simeon Lucas


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