Football Season Guide

Accrington Stanley


Cameron Burgess (def) (Scunthrope Utd.), Ryan Cassidy (att) (Watford U23), Tom Allan (att) (Newcastle U23), Matt Butcher (mid) (Bournemouth), Mo Sangare (mid) (Newcastle U23), Niall Watson (mid) (Airbus UK BFC)


Jordan Clark (r) (att) (Luton), Andrew Scott (mid) (Larne FC), Lewis Gilboy (att) (Bury AFC), Dimitar Evtimov (sp) (gk) (CSKA Sofia), Lewis Doyle (mid) (Atherton Collieries), Offrande Zanzala (sp) (att) (Crewe Alexandra), Matty Williams (def) (released), Alex O'Neill (att) (released), Phil Edwards (sp) (def) (released), Wilson Carvalho (sp) (att) (released), Erico Sousa (sp) (att) (released), Zaine Francis-Angol (sp) (def) (released)

Accrington Stanley have the reputation of being one of the best run clubs in the country and their preference for stability and cautious spending means that they were well equipped to survive despite the lack of match day income caused by the corona virus pandemic. Their summer transfer window saw them getting rid of several players who fell down the pecking order, such as Offrande Zanzala, Dimi Evtimov and Zaine Francis-Angol, with Jordan Clark being probably the sole player to have left that they would have preferred to keep. They have completed the signing of the experienced defender Cameron Burgess as well as loans and free transfer captures of as many as four players who were in extended sides of last season's Premier League clubs, out of which Ryan Cassidy in particular looks likely to become a regular starter. Stanley have never flirted with relegation since winning promotion to the third tier. With the squad arguably stronger than it was last time around and John Coleman still in charge, they will be hoping for another successful season.


Stanley will not be happy with a mere battle against the drop and will be aiming for a comfortable midtable finish.