Accrington Stanley preview

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Key Player

Josh Windass proved to be Accrington Stanley’s main man last season, running the midfield while chipping in with the odd goal as Stanley narrowly avoided the drop. The son of former Hull City striker Dean, will hope to enhance the team with a mid table finish but the lack of defensive discipline could prove costly. He scored 6 goals, and claimed 5 assists last season in 35 appearances, a pleasing return to manager John Coleman considering the midfielder was just in his second season of professional football.

One to Watch

Versatile defender Seamus Conneely arrived from Sligo Rovers in the winter transfer window. The Irishman is able to play, right-back, centre-back, or even on the right side of midfield, but is more likely to be deployed in a defensive position. During the 16 games he played at The Crown Ground towards the conclusion of last season he managed to grab himself a respectable 3 goals in 16 appearances, but more importantly helped Stanley stave off a relegation scare.

Prediction

Stanley will have to fight off substantial interest to keep hold of Windass
Stanley will have to fight off substantial interest to keep hold of Windass

Stanley conceded the most goals in League Two last campaign and that looks set to continue as they haven’t brought in any defensive cover. The club will benefit from two classy goalkeepers competed for the number 1 spot. Jason Mooney and Ross Etheridge are both young and hungry for first team action, so should put in the effort to keep eachother out of the team. As i mentioned earlier Windass could prove vital as he runs the midfield but a partner may be hard to come by, especially with the watertight budget that Accrington have. At the top end of the field Adam Morgan will be expected to bang in the goals, the former Liverpool striker was brought in after an unhappy couple of years at Yeovil Town, and he could just be the forward they need to get the goals flowing.

 

 

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