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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

8 November 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

8 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Accrington Stanley on Tuesday 9 November at Highbury in the Papa John’s Trophy, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

Competition: Papa John’s Trophy Group Stage

Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

The Cods will be looking to finish off the group stage of the competition with a win, meaning they would have made a perfect start to the Papa John’s Trophy this season.

Last time out, Fleetwood lost out to Burton Albion in the Emirates FA Cup at Highbury meaning their run in that tournament would come to an end early on year.

An early goal from Joe Garner was soon cancelled out by Burton’s Joe Powell and, with both sides playing through torrential conditions, Dan Jebbison scored a late goal which proved to be the difference between the two sides.

In the game before, they fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat to Wigan Athletic in the league at home. Goals from Danny Andrew and Callum Morton in the evening fixture were cancelled out by second half strikes from Callum Lang, Will Keane, and Curtis Tilt at Highbury.

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ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Accrington have managed five points in the Papa John’s Trophy so far this season, with their last result being a 5-0 win over Leicester City Under-21s.

It was a comfortable win for the side as Tommy Leigh and Michael Nottingham netted in the first half, with a second half blitz seeing them score another three goals through Jack Nolan, John O’Sullivan, and Jovan Malcolm.

Their other fixture in the competition ended in a 2-2 draw against Barrow at home back at the start of the season, with Accy taking home an extra point after winning the shootout afterwards.

Colby Bishop bagged a brace on the day, either side of Festus Arthur’s goal, with Ollie Banks scoring a penalty to level it up in the 72nd minute of the game. The penalties were tense for both sides, but John Coleman’s men won out, beating them 5-4 from the spot.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS

Fixture: Fleetwood Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 27 February 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Accrington Stanley 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Venue: Wham Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 2-2 Accrington Stanley

Competition: Papa John’s Trophy

Date: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

Accrington Stanley

H2H results

4

3

4

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: SIMON GRAYSON

Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the local media after his side’s Emirates FA Cup defeat to Burton on Saturday afternoon. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“We want to win the game no matter what competition we are playing in. We will have a group of young players together, not all of them as some are away on international duty.

“The lads who didn’t play today may get a chance to play, but whoever is picked on the day can stamp their authority on nailing down a spot for Morecambe in the next league game.

“We need to make sure we go out on Tuesday against Accrington, and on the following Saturday against Morecambe, and get back to winning ways because we need to start winning football matches again.”

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