Stanley’s first long away trip of the season sees them travel to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth.
The Reds are out for a return to winning ways against a club with more than a couple of familiar faces in their ranks
Pompey have spent the last couple of seasons in the fourth tier following their rapid descent down the leagues but there is now a real sense of optimism that they can start the climb back up the divisions.
They’ve made a good start too, sitting fourth in the early season table.
After leaving East Lancashire for Chesterfield he led the Spireites to promotion from League Two before getting them to the League One play-offs last season.
He is assisted by another ex-Reds boss in Leam Richardson, with the pair knowing all about their visitors and manager John Coleman.
A Conference winner with the club in 2006, he subsequently moved in a big money deal to Ipswich Town.
He subsequently moved to Huddersfield Town before linking up with former team mate Cook at Chesterfield.
He was one of the manager’s marquee signings at Fratton Park and has made quite an impact since joining.
Stanley lost for the first time in four against Bury in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek and were a missed penalty away from a draw.
They’ll look to repeat the feat from their last trip to Fratton Park and win, picking up a second three point haul of the season in the process.
Pompey were also beaten in the JPT in midweek, 2-0 at Exeter City.
In the league it has been a different story, with Cook’s side unbeaten in League Two so far. They won 2-1 at Luton last time out.
Shay McCartan and Joe Wright remain away on international duty but other than that Coleman has a full strength squad to choose from.
After making five changes in midweek he must decide who may keep their place and who could come back into the side for the game at Fratton Park.