Match Preview: Ipswich Town vs Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley's home, the Wham Stadium.

By: Dan Barnes

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman says his side are “full of confidence” ahead of Saturday’s clash with leaders Ipswich.

The Reds beat local rivals Rochdale last weekend to make it three wins in a row in all competitions.

But Ipswich will provide a tough test, having won four of their opening five League One matches.

“We have worked really hard in training in the last two or three weeks and the atmosphere is good at the club,” Coleman told the club website.

“The place is bouncing. Wins work wonders for your confidence – we have a high tempo in training and it’s a good place to be.

“We know they have good players but we know we have good players. We can give anyone a game in this league and we will be going there to win.”

Dion Charles is suspended but Sean McConville (Achilles) and Mo Sangore (ankle) are both nearing a return.

Nathan Baxter could start in goal after joining on loan from Chelsea last week.

The Reds are currently sixth in the league table – just four points behind Ipswich – and could climb up to second with a win.

Coleman’s men suffered a convincing 4-1 loss when the sides met at Portman Road last season.

Stanley’s last win over the Tractor Boys came in October 2019 when Colby Bishop bagged a brace in front of the Sky cameras.