The Mariners make the trip west to face Accrington Stanley tomorrow at the Wham Stadium (kick-off 3pm), looking to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s loss.

Town suffered to a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers, despite Doug Tharme registering his first goal for the club on his debut. Now Artell’s side take on an Accrington team who are knocking on the door of the play-off spots in Sky Bet League Two.

Team News

First Team Coach Ben Davies stated during yesterday’s interview that Doug Tharme picked up a knock in last weekend’s fixture which has eased off in the week, but the defender is still unlikely to feature. Rekiel Pyke is on his way back soon and should be back in full training next week. Town made three new signings on Thursday’s Deadline Day in Curtis Thompson, Denver Hume, and Liam Smith, all three could feature in this clash.

Accrington Stanley

These two sides last met in mid-October when Accrington left Blundell Park with all three points following a 2-0 win. Despite the game remaining goalless for 74 minutes, Accrington found the breakthrough through Whalley before Andrews capped off the win for the Reds.

Accrington are currently managed by John Coleman who stands as the second longest serving manager at a current club in the entire EFL having been there since 2014.

Stanley was relegated back into League Two at the end of last season after a five-year spell in League One and currently sit in 11th, just three points outside of the Play-Off positions.


The team from Lancashire come into this game with mixed form having won two, lost two and drawn one in their last five Sky Bet League Two fixtures.

In Accrington’s last league outing they took a narrow win away at Forest Green Rovers thanks to a 22nd minute penalty goal from Nolan.

Saturday’s hosts have 10 home wins in all competitions to their name from a possible 21 fixtures with their last coming on New Year’s Day in a 3-0 win against Salford City.

Stanley’s top scorer Jack Nolan has nine goals to his name so far this season whilst also registering six assists.


Overseas supporters will be able to watch Saturday’s match against Accrington Stanley on Mariners TV with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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