Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Barrow, Accrington Town will look to return to winning ways when they take on Harrogate on Saturday afternoon. The Accy Stanley were on the verge of winning Tuesday’s clash, but the Bluebirds eventually saved one point thanks to Acquah’s late goal. The hosts aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Harrogate. Veteran striker Shaun Whalley is pushing for his first League Two start of the season, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Sulphurites, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Tranmere and given their difficulties in front of goal, home win should definitely be considered. All Falkingham, Sutton, and Daly are pushing for a spot in the starting XI after the trio came off the bench in the midweek defeat.
Highlighted Player (Joe Mattock):
Joe Mattock is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United in the Championship. Mattock was born on 11 May, 1990 in Leicester, England and he began his senior career at Leicester City. He plays as a left back and his contract with Rotherham United expires on 30 June, 2017.
Joe Mattock played for West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Brighton in the past and he represented England on the international stage as well. He has 1 cap for England U17 team, 13 caps for the U19 team and 5 for England U21 team. Mattock started his youth career at Leicester City and he was voted Leicester’s academy played of the 2006/2007 season. He made his debut for the Leicester City senior team on 14 April, 2007, in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City.
He came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Gareth McAuley at left back. Speaking of his personal life, Mattock was sentenced to ten months in prison on October 2011 as he pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.