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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley (A)

20 November 2020

The Imps return to Sky Bet League One action this Saturday with a trip up North to the Wham Stadium as they take on Accrington Stanley.

Michael Appleton's side have recently picked up two consecutive cup victories at LNER Stadium with a 6-2 win over Forest Green Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup and a penalty shootout victory over Man City U21's in the Papa John's Trophy. 

The Imps now return to Sky Bet League Two action with their last league fixture being played 18 days ago when they faced Portsmouth at LNER Stadium.

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This weekend's game away at Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One is available to watch LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow.

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Recent Form

Currently 10th in the Sky Bet League One table, Accrington have won six of their opening nine league games this season. John Coleman's side most recently picked up three points on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Swindon Town.

Prior to that, Stanley beat Northampton and Fleetwood 1-0 with goals from Dion Charles and Jon Russell, respectively. 

Their last league defeat came against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in October when the Tractor Boys came out 2-0 winners.

Manager Comments

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman spoke about the Imps prior to this weekend's meeting at the Wham Stadium.

The 58-year-old praised Michael Appleton's side saying: "Lincoln are a good side, they score plenty of goals and they are well-organised, they are strong in all departments, have no flaws and have good players all over the park."

Player to Watch - Jon Russell

Jon Russell signed on loan at the Wham Stadium in October from Chelsea, a side he has been at since under-7 level. He made his Accrington debut against AFC Wimbledon in a 2-1 away win.

The box-to-box midfielder has found the back of the net twice since arriving at Stanley, most recently scoring against Northampton in a 1-0 win. Russell's earlier goal came against Rochdale in a 2-1 victory, when he scored the winner in the 66th minute.

Prior to joining Accrington, the 20-year-old featured twice for Chelsea U21 this season, scoring once in a Papa John's Trophy game against Oxford United.

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Domestic and internationally based Imps supporters can purchase a WeAreImps match pass to watch all the action LIVE.

You can purchase your match pass HERE.

 


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