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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

8 April 2022

Match Previews

Preview: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

8 April 2022

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Fleetwood Town face Accrington Stanley on Saturday 9 April at Highbury in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 9 April 2022

Kick-off: 15:00

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

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With the side now three games unbeaten in the league, they will be looking to try and add three vital points to their tally at the weekend as they host Accrington Stanley at Highbury.

The Cods were held to a 1-1 draw by Lincoln City in midweek, in what was a well-contested clash. Dan Batty drove the side in front 30 minutes in after finding some space and drilling his effort into the bottom left corner before Lewis Fiorini levelled it up midway through the second half.

Before that, Town came out on top in their 3-1 win over Crewe Alexandra away from home. Harvey Macadam, on his first start, opened the scoring from a leaping header, with both Anthony Pilkington and Ellis Harrison adding goals in the second half to secure all three points in the game.

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Accrington are comfortably sat in mid-table in League One, even after struggling to get the results they’ve wanted over the last five games, with the last game being a loss to Wigan Athletic.

In that game against the Latics, they were in the game throughout, with Stephen Crainey saying the scoreline didn’t accurately represent the game. It was a close game, but goals from Joe Bennett, Josh Magennis, and Will Keane meant Stanley were unable to pick up any points in that one.

To say it was an eventful game a week ago would be an understatement as there were eight goals, with two of them in the last minute, and an own goal to add to that. Sean McConville and an own goal added to Tommy Leigh’s four-minute brace, but goals from William Boyle and Callum Wright saw the game end a draw.

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Fixture: Accrington Stanley 5-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 4 December 2021

Venue: Wham Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 1-4 Accrington Stanley

Competition: Papa John’s Trophy

Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 27 February 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon ahead of his side’s league fixture against Accrington Stanley at Highbury. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“We need to set a good tempo from the start as we know what Accrington are going to bring. We know it will be a physical examination, as they do against most teams, but it’s all about what we do and if we set up for the game right, and show the right intensity in-game, we will be alright.

“Every game in League One is tough and Saturday is going to be no different, regardless of what form they’ve had away from home. We know what they are all about as they are a physical side and will test anyone in that department, we are expecting them to do the same as us.

“Hopefully, our footballing quality will come through as we watched their last game against Wigan, and they were unlucky in that.

“I thought they passed the ball around well throughout the game so they’ve got both sides to their play and have players that can hurt you, so we need to make sure we are on our toes from the start of the game and make sure that we are fully prepared for the encounter.”

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