By Billy Stephenson
Fifth-placed Accrington Stanley will play host to fellow promotion-chasing Swindon Town tonight which could see Stanley go up to second in League Two.
Last time out, John Coleman’s men were involved in a fantastic game as they came from two goals down to win 3-2 at home to Stevenage. Two goals from Sean McConville and one from League Two’s top scorer Billy Kee kept their promotion hopes alive.
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The Robins however had to settle for a point as a last minute equaliser from Lincoln City’s Michael Bostwick sent David Flitcroft’s men home in disappointment.
Accrington Stanley manager Coleman has said ahead of the game that he loves night matches and is pumped for tonight’s game: “I love night matches, I love all football and the buzz and excitement as we go all out for the win.” He then went on to add: “I say bring it on, we take on a lot of our rivals in the run-in but we don’t fear anyone and we do tend to perform better against the better teams.
“We have got to make it so teams do not want to play us, if teams fear us it’s a sign of how far we have come.”
Speaking after the game against Lincoln, Swindon boss Flitcroft has said that his side will be positive going into tonight’s fixture, he stated: “We will charge back into our work and be positive and bright and then plan for Accrington and get ready and prepared for what is going to be another tough encounter but one we are massively looking forward to.”
The visitors will be without their central defender Matt Preston after he picked up a red card in Saturdays game which means that loan signing Rollin Menayese could be given his first start at the Wham Stadium. Town will also be without their other central defender Dion Conroy, left-back Chris Hussey as well as Amine Linganzi and Donal McDermott who will also miss tonight’s fixture
This will be the first time the two sides have met this season but are due to play on the final day where it could be all to play for in the race for promotion.