It’s back to the Wham Stadium for the Reds tomorrow as John Coleman’s team host Cheltenham Town.

Stanley will aim to build on a midweek EFL Trophy win with three league points.

The Reds return to the Wham Stadium after a midweek cup performance that has shown what they are capable of.

Another invaluable three points are at stake as John Coleman’s side look to keep place with League Two’s play-off places.

To take them, they’ll have to overcome a Cheltenham Town side back in the fourth tier after just one season away.

Stanley responded to their first league defeat in a month at Cambridge in midweek with a victory in the EFL Trophy.

The 4-1 win at Chesterfield signalled what the Reds can do when they are firing on all cylinders and all acknowledge that the challenge is now to repeat the display.

They haven’t beaten Cheltenham at home since 2009 and will hope to change that with a win at the Wham Stadium.

The Reds are 12th in the table ahead of kick off, two points from the play-off places.

Team News

There are two definite absentees for the Reds due to suspension.

Both Sean McConville and Janoi Donacien have picked up five yellow cards this season and will serve one match suspensions for the game.

Shay McCartan could be involved after coming on as a sub at the Proact Stadium and Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who made his debut there, is available again.

John Coleman is hopeful of good news on Seamus Conneely and John O’Sullivan, with the Irish pair having missed the last few games due to injury.


National League champions Cheltenham are back in the Football League after an absence of just one season.

The Robins bounced back at the first time of asking following relegation two years ago and will now be keen to consolidate their position in League Two.

Gary Johnson’s side have had a mixed start to the season and will arrive just above the relegation places but on a decent run of form that’s seen them go three games unbeaten.

Vastly experienced manager Gary Johnson took over at Cheltenham in March 2015 and though he was unable to save them from relegation he did lead them straight to the National League title and promotion the following season.

He’s well known in Football League circles after spells with the likes of Yeovil, Bristol City, Peterborough and Northampton Town.

He has a League Two title on his CV so knows all about what it takes to be successful in the fourth tier.

Match Info


A special promotion applies to this game, with a £5 discount to all tickets in home areas from the standard admission prices listed below.

Full details can be found HERE

Adults £20
Concessions (Over 65s/Students/Under 16s*) £15
Accompanied Under 12s** £10

*all students/under 16s must show valid student ID at the turnstile or ticket office
** all under 12s must be accompanied by an adult

Loyalty Card holders

For those with an Accrington Stanley Loyalty Card, match-day prices for League Two games are:

Adults £15
Over 65s/students/Under 16s £10
Accompanied under 12s* FREE

*one free under 12 with a loyalty card per paying adult. Additional under 12s £10 each

All supporters must purchase a ticket before entering the turnstiles
Season ticket holders need to bring their season ticket booklets – not just the ticket for the fixture.