Stevenage v Accrington preview

Date published: Friday 13th May 2011 3:17

Boro boss Graham Westley is without John Mousinho and Luke Foster.

Midfielder Mousinho and defender Foster were shown straight red cards in the 2-0 defeat by Northampton and were handed three and four-match bans respectively.

They served the first instalment of their suspensions during the 3-3 draw at home to Bury last weekend.

Midfielder Peter Winn is available after a three-game ban but striker Ben May will be assessed after lasting just 25 minutes as a goalscoring substitute before being forced off through injury against the Shakers.

Lawrie Wilson, another midfielder, will also be monitored as he bids to shake off a knock.

Stanley boss John Coleman is boosted by the return of midfielder Ian Craney.

The 28-year-old has missed Stanley’s last two games with a hamstring injury but returned to training at the end of last week and looks certain to be passed fit.

Charlie Barnett could make way for Craney’s return as Coleman welcomes back a host of players.

The Reds boss made nine changes for their final game of the regular season at Burton as he rested a number of key figures.

Stanley should have a full-strength squad following Craney’s return to full fitness.

Coleman said: “It’s going to be a tough game. We expected a tough game whoever we were going to play.”

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Stevenage v Accrington preview

Date published: Friday 4th February 2011 12:14

Stevenage’s John Mousinho is a doubt for the game. The 24-year-old former Brentford and Wycombe midfielder limped off against Rotherham on January 25 and subsequently missed Boro’s FA Cup clash with Reading and the league draw with Gillingham in midweek.

Mousinho is recovering well but is rated doubtful for a first-team return against Stanley.

However, Stevenage manager Graham Westley will be boosted by striker Craig Reid’s inclusion in the squad.

The recent signing from Newport County is eligible to feature and in contention to play some part in the game.

In terms of injuries, Joel Byrom (foot/ankle) is in the running for a start after featuring on the bench in midweek but Darren Murphy (shoulder) is still a couple of weeks away from returning.

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman almost has a clean bill of health heading into the game. Coleman has no fresh injury concerns heading into the Broadhall Way encounter, despite Phil Edwards carrying a knock through the midweek 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

Edwards, though, is fit and available for the trip, unlike fellow defender Kevin Long.

Long re-joined Stanley on loan until the end of the season on transfer deadline day but is currently out with a broken toe.

Fellow deadline-day signings Ian Craney and Joe Jacobson are both in contention to play a part in the npower League Two encounter.

Accrington have met Stevenage seven times in all, but the Reds have never won at Broadhall Way.

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