Stanley are sixth in the table, just four points behind Peterborough who occupy second spot. Accrington come into the match in spectacular form, having gained victories in all their last six matches. This spell of winning was sparked following three consecutive 1-1 draws towards the end of August and start of September.
Accrington go into the game on Saturday supremely confident in their squad and bench and believing that they are beginning to surprise other clubs. Assistant Manager, Jimmy Bell spoke about this; “We speak to all the coaching staff of the opposition that come here and they say everyone is starting to talk about us.
“If they’re only just starting to talk about us then they need to stand up and think about it a little bit more because we are a good team.”
Accrington go into this game having won the most games out of all the teams in League One this calendar year. Jimmy also had this to say; “Yes I think there was another stat that was being thrown around that it is 28 games that we have taken the lead and won, so they (the players) have got a way of winning.”
Stanley’s last match was a home game against Bradford City which they comfortably won 3-1 which moved them into play-off position. The goals came from Billy Kee who scored a penalty after 39 minutes, Offrande Zanzala fired home a superb solo effort for his fourth goal in four games and Sean McConville finished off the scoring.
Peterborough come into the match with just one win in their last four games, which came in the form of a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United. Their results in recent weeks has allowed Stanley to feel confident ahead of their clash.
Jimmy spoke about the challenge his side face against Steve Evans’ side on Saturday; “We’ve played against Mr Evan’s teams the last 10 years when he was at Boston.
“He’s a very very feisty man and his teams play that way and it will be an absolutely massive challenge for us.”
This match sees both clubs trying to make their way to that top of the table. With both teams coming off the back of a victory, this game has the potential for fireworks.