Our preferred starting XI against Accrington

Tomorrow promises to be a huge game, a festival of fun for two sets of fans who, barring a miracle, have achieved what they set out to do. John Coleman and his attractive Stanley side have already won promotion and can secure silverware tomorrow.

On the other hand, we’re in the top seven which exceeds most fans’ expectations in August. Deep down we all hoped and bought into Danny’s dream, but them we get sucked into his expectation dampening tactics in the middle of the season. We’re easily led aren’t we? If Danny told us to dip our hands in boiling fat we’d be down the aisles at Asda picking up some bottles of Crisp ‘n’ Dry.

Still, we have got to where we belong and unless we completely collapse over the next two games, we’ve got interest beyond April which will be nice, seeing as we wrapped everything up early last season. What we do need to do is ensure there are no slip ups, no final day nerves or any such like. What we need to do is what only a handful of teams have done so far this season, we need to go to Accrington and win.

Only Luton, Crawley and Grimsby (of all teams) have won there this season and if we’re to add our name to that list, we need to be right on our game. With that in mind, here’s the starting XI I think we should play tomorrow afternoon.

GK: Ryan Allsop

Thanks to Graham Burrell for the pictures.

I don’t think there will be the many arguing against Allsop continuing until the end of the season. He’s a sound shot stopper and over the past few weeks the occasional shaky distribution has also improved.

I’m not sure there’s a call for us to make his signing permanent though, Josh Vickers is every bit as good and will hopefully be fit soon, so we’ll wave goodbye to the Bournemouth keeper.

Those horror stories from Blackpool fans were unfounded though and Allsop has been a solid player for us this season.

Next page – the defence


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