The Opposition View: Accrington Stanley

Last updated : 06 March 2015 By Jim Bonner

Are you happy with the way your season has progressed so far?

Overall yes - although we did have a wobble in January/February. This included a shocking 5-1 home defeat against 10 man Northampton. At this point the relegation trapdoor looked very close. However, since then, we have turned it around with some very good performances against decent sides. We beat Burton at home and won away at Southend.

What did you think of the job James Beattie did whilst he was in charge of Stanley?

Opinions about Beattie's reign are split amongst our fans. I personally thought he did OK and kept us in the League. However, the style of play wasn't the best to watch and he didn't have quite the same passion for our club as John Coleman does.

Who are the key players in your team?

We have a player called Pierro Mingoia who always gives 100% on the pitch. We have gone through a lot of goalkeepers this season and there have been many ups and downs in that department but our current keeper Scott Davies has had some great games recently.

What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of this Accrington side?

This Stanley team seem to enjoy playing in front of bigger crowds and have beaten a number of teams at the top end of the table. However, we have also lost to some teams down at the bottom where we know we could have done much better. 

What kind of match can we expect tomorrow?

We were unlucky last Tuesday night against a very good Shrewsbury team and the players will be up for this one. There was a fantastic atmosphere when we played Pompey last year and it will be great to hopefully see a bigger than usual crowd. Our attendances at the moment are a cause for concern. We have the ability to play good football and we are an entertaining side - if a little inconsistent!

Predict the outcome of the game.

I think we will see some goals and I fancy another 3-2 win. Hopefully we won't miss any penalties like we did at Fratton Park!