Marcus Braddock looks ahead to this evenings game at home to Accrington Stanley
According to the fixture list, we have a game tonight so now would be a good time for a match preview. Our opponents are Accrington, formerly Stanley as referenced in the milk advert from back in the day (Google it).
Accrington look to be struggling this season. Currently, they occupy 17th place with eight wins and twelve defeats from their 29 games in Skybet League One. Their season started poorly with four defeats and a draw from their first five games in all competitions. Since then, they've had a couple of unbeaten spells that lasted for five and seven matches respectively, the second of which saw them score four against Portsmouth and seven against Bolton. However, the first month of this year has not gone well with five defeats and two draws in all competitions. Last weekend, they started February with a home win against the original Dons of Wimbledon. So just like Milton Keynes did, they arrive at Montgomery Waters Meadow with a renewed confidence.
Colby Bishop 10 (2)
Dion Charles 8 (1)
Sean McConville 5 (1)
Jordan Clark 4 (2)
Joe Prichard 4
Sean McConville 3
Jordan Clark 3
Dion Charles 3
Callum Johnson 3
Jerome Opoku 3
Two at home and three away. Last clean sheet was on December 29th, a 2-0 home win against Burton Albion.
Accrington Away Stats
Goals: 12. Conceded: 23.
Accrington have failed to score in 33% of their away games and have conceded a goal in each half in 33%.
They appear to be more vulnerable at the end of the half with ten goals conceded in the last fifteen minutes of either half.
Their best period of the game is the last fifteen minutes of the 90 with four goals scored.
Accrington have scored an average of 0.8 goals and conceded 1.5 away from home.
Ollie Yates from Staffordshire.
Seasons in the EFL: four.
Games this season: 27. Yellow cards: 91. Red cards: 7.
Shaun Whalley is out with a hamstring injury,
This is our second home game in a row and having earned a point against Milton Keynes, it would be nice to take all three tonight. John Coleman is as wily a manager as you will meet in the bottom two divisions, and he always makes his teams very difficult to beat. We will have to work hard to get anything tonight, and concentration is key.