Accrington Stanley FC
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 19th December
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Referee: Darren England
Tickets for tomorrow’s game are available at in-advance prices up until 5pm in the club shop and midnight online. You will be able to buy from either the club shop or the turnstiles tomorrow, should you wish to pay on the day.
We have a Buy One Get One Half Price offer on all adult replica shirts tomorrow – the sale ends on Monday so make the most of this offer whilst you can!
It is the last home game before Christmas and we have loads of great stuff in-stock to bulk up your Christmas stockings and gift ideas.
Fraser Franks is likely to return to training next week after the medial ligament injury in his knee was not as bad as first feared. Connor Ogilvie picked up a shoulder injury late in the game at Yeovil and although he has been back in training late this week, it is not thought he will play tomorrow.
Adam Marriott has a twisted ankle which means he will miss the next couple of games whilst Dean Parrett has a small tear in his thigh which will likely keep him out for a few weeks still.
In long term injury news, Steven Schumacher underwent successful surgery to reconstruct his ACL and is now on the long road to recovery. David McAllister is out of his brace, walking without crutches and is due to see his consultant in 12 weeks time.
View from the dressing room:
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The story so far…
Accrington have started the season in superb form – 5th in the table after 19 games and it is their away form that has particularly impressed.
Tomorrow’s visitors have the second best points total in the division as well as the best defence and goal difference away from home. They have also won five of their last six on the road.
Head to Head:
Boro have got the better of Accrington more often than not over the years; 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats with a 22-15 goal differential.
We are unbeaten in our last five games against Stanley after a 90th minute equaliser from Chris Beardsley salvaged a point late last season having beaten them 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Our last meeting:
Betting with Sky Bet:
You won’t get much better value on a Boro home win this season than on Saturday – we are 12/5 with official league sponsors, Sky Bet.
Although Whelps has slowed down his scoring streak in recent games, he is still favourite to find the net first tomorrow – 13/2.
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Live commentary, social media & online coverage:
Can’t make it? Listen to the game live on the Boro Player HD service from 14:50 tomorrow where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary, as usual.
Our Twitter page is the place to be locked in on a matchday as we provide live minute-by-minute updates during the game as well as all of the up-to-date info and plenty of fun too.
All of our key content is linked from our Twitter account so if you are following us, you won’t miss a thing.
If you aren’t following us on Instagram yet then you should be – all the best photos from before, during and after the game will be uploaded here across the weekend.