Accrington Stanley vs Cheltenham Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Accrington Stanley play host to Cheltenham Town in a mid-table clash as they look to get back to winning ways at the Wham Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Kick-off is at 15:00 BST.

Both sides go into this weekend’s match coming off the back of two losses in a row in League One.

After losing their nine game unbeaten streak at home, Stanley will be hoping to get back to winning ways to leapfrog their opponents into 12th place.

  • Team news

Stanley will have goalkeeper Toby Savin and midfielder Tommy Leigh back from suspension this weekend after they served their last game of suspension against Gillingham last weekend.

John O’Sullivan and Joe Pritchard both made substitute appearances last week as they return from injury but both are unlikely to start yet.

The Robins are likely to be without on loan forward Kion Etete this weekend, as Michael Duff confirmed that he picked up a niggle in training this week.

Etete joins fellow Premier League loanee Dan N’Lundulu on the Robins' injury list, who is likely to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Other than Etete, the Gloucestershire side have no new injuries to be concerned about for this weekend’s match. 

  • Predicted lineups

Accrington Stanley: Savin, Nottingham, Sykes, Rodgers, Clark, Hamilton, Pell, Leigh, McConville, Adedoyin, Bishop

Cheltenham: Evans, Raglan, Pollock, Boyle, Long, Wright, Bonds, Chapman, Hutchinson, May, Blair

Stanley come into this weekend’s match after losing their nine game unbeaten streak at the Wham Stadium against Gillingham last weekend.

Accrington lost 1-2 after conceding goals from Charlie Kelman and then Vadaine Oliver before Colby Bishop scored a consolation goal in added time.

Stanley will be hoping to win this weekend as they would be winless in four if they fail to get the three points this weekend against the Robins.

The Robins are also coming into this game off the back of a loss at the hands of play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday.

Cheltenham did take an early lead last weekend at Hillsborough through Alfie May but ultimately were outclassed by the Owls who won 4-1 in the end.

A further loss this weekend would be the Robins’ third loss on the trot and would see them slip to 13th place in the League One table.

  • Ones to watch

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Stanley’s assist king Sean McConville will be the man to watch on Saturday as he looks to extend his lead at the top of the League One assist chart.

The 33-year-old has provided 13 assists this season as well as chipping in with two goals himself.

He will most likely be deployed in the wing back role once again in John Coleman’s three at the back system and will be looking to bomb down the left side to provide quality deliveries like he has been doing all season long.

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In terms of the visitors there is a clear man to watch in the form of English striker, Alfie May.

The star striker has been ripping it up this season in League One as he scored his 20th goal of the season last weekend in the Sheffield Wednesday defeat.

The 28-year-old is averaging a goal involvement every 130 minutes this season and will be looking to add to his impressive goal tally as he visits the Wham Stadium this weekend.

  • Previous meetings

In the reverse fixture at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, the Robins took all three points thanks to a 79th minute winner by Kyle Vassell.

That game was the first match the two sides have played against each other since 2018 but in the overall head to head Stanley lead with seven wins compared to Cheltenham’s six.

The Robins will be hoping to level the score line this weekend as they travel to Lancashire. 

  • Where to watch on TV

This game isn’t being broadcast live on TV but each set of fans can listen to the game using their club’s iFollow service.

Fans from outside the UK and Ireland can watch the game via the iFollow service from either club website.