Stanley head to the north east tomorrow evening as they seek out three valuable league points.

Victoria Park is the destination as the Reds take on Hartlepool United.

It’s time to make amends according to manager John Coleman as his Stanley side head to Hartlepool.

The Reds lost to Stevenage at the weekend to extend their wait for a league win.

Now the onus is on the players to put together a 90 minute performance and get themselves back on track.

Stanley have gone four league games without a victory and have lost three in a row in all competitions.

Their last league away win was at Colchester at the end of September, though they have won impressively away from the Wham Stadium in the EFL Trophy and FA Cup since then.

Coleman’s men are 15th in League Two but still only four points from the top seven.

Team News

Defender Matty Pearson misses a league game for the first time in his Stanley career after picking up his fifth yellow card in the season in the weekend defeat to Stevenage.

Fellow defender Janoi Donacien is definitely out of contention through injury.

Zak Vyner, John O’Sullivan, Shay McCartan and Billy Kee all made returns at the weekend and could feature again.


Of late life in League Two has been about staving off relegation battles for Hartlepool.

Two seasons ago Ronnie Moore led them to the great escape, with Craig Hignett taking over from Moore last season to guide them away from trouble in less dramatic fashion.

This season has been mixed so far, with the north east side sitting 18th in the table, just a point behind Stanley.

Craig Hignett was appointed as the new manager at Victoria Park in February 2016 following the departure of Ronnie Moore.

It is Hignett’s third spell at The Vic, having previously played two games for the club at the end of his career in 2007 before returning as assistant manager to Colin Cooper in 2013.

Having played for Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City among others in his playing career, Hignett will be hoping he can be as successful in management.

Admission Prices

Adults £20

Senior (60+) £10

Student (u19)/Under 16 £10

Away fans can purchase tickets on the night from the Clarence Road ticket office (cash only) or the main ticket office (cash/card)