Stanley return home tomorrow to take on Crawley Town.

The Reds are looking for a return to winning ways following last weekend’s defeat at Carlisle.

They’ll also be keen to complete the double over the Red Devils after beating them 3-0 earlier in the campaign.

The Opposition

Crawley Town returned to League Two in August following relegation from League One last season.

They became a Football League club back in 2011 when they won the Conference title and followed that up with a second successive promotion in 2012.

However, a final day defeat last season sent the Red Devils down and they’ve had to build again under the management of Mark Yates.


Mark Yates joined Crawley in May last year when he signed a two-year contract.

As a player, the 45-year-old represented Birmingham City, Burnley, Lincoln City, Cheltenham, Doncaster Rovers and Kidderminster.

He began his coaching career assisting Steve Cotterill at Burnley before taking his first management job at Kidderminster Harriers.

He moved  to Cheltenham as manager and, in successive seasons 2012 and 2013, he guided Cheltenham to the League Two play-offs.

One to Watch

Striker Matt Harrold joined Crawley in June 2014 from Bristol Rovers.

Harrold has started more than 250 games in a League career that began 11 years ago at Brentford.

Since then he has represented Dagenham & Redbridge, Grimsby, Yeovil, Southend United, Wycombe Wanderers – where he scored 22 goals in 77 appearances – Shrewsbury Town and Bristol Rovers. He underwent knee surgery shortly after joining Crawley and had a loan spell with Cambridge United early in 2015.

He has been a regular for Reds this season and has scored six goals for Crawley.

Form Guide

Stanley: WWLWL

The Reds have won three of their last five matches but were beaten 2-0 at Carlisle last time out.

John Coleman’s side took all three points on their last outing at the Wham Stadium and will be keen to make it back to back victories.

They’ve slipped to ninth in the League Two table but remain just three points from fourth spot.

Crawley Town: WLLLW

Crawley returned to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 victory at Stevenage.

Prior to that they’d lost three games in a row.

Ahead of kick off they sit 15th in the table and within nine points of the play-off places.

Stanley Team News

Two players remain ruled out by long term injuries for the Reds; Dean Winnard is out following chest surgery and Josh Windass undergoes double hernia surgery today.

Other than that the squad are troubled by only minor niggles.

Recent signings Scott Brown, Mark Hughes and Rommy Boco could all make their first appearances at the Wham Stadium since joining the club.

Match Coverage

The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.