League One outfit, Accrington Stanley will be hosting Championship side, Stoke City for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday at Wham Stadium.
Accrington Stanley will be welcoming Stoke City for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday. It will be the second pre-season friendly for Stoke City after facing Cork City in their pre-season opener. They have another campaign awaiting them in the English second tier, the Championship. A good pre-season will be key for them producing a good display in the 2022/23 season. Stoke City will be up against League One outfit, Accrington Stanley who will be thrilled at the prospect of hosting a Championship side in their early season preparations.
|Accrington Stanley vs Stoke City||Key Details|
|Date||13 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||11:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||6:00 pm GMT|
Stoke City ended their last campaign on the back of mixed results. In their last six games they managed to earn three wins with a draw and two defeats. They finished in the lower half of the table at 14th with just 62 points to their name. The fans would have been disappointed by this display. With summer acquisitions Aden Flint, Josh Laurent and Harry Clarke already having settled into the club, Michael O’Neill will be looking to make the most of the transfer window to assist him in having a good Championship season.
Accrington Stanley, too closed the 2021/22 season with a mixed run of results. They got three wins, one draw and two defeats in last six games of their season. They finished 12th in the League One table with 61 points. Undoubtedly, they have a lot of work on their hands if they are to challenge for promotion to the third tier of English football next season. Accrington Stanley will be taking on Preston North End, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland in their subsequent friendly games.
Both the coaches will be looking at this fixture with the aim of getting players into optimal shape before the official season starts. With both teams nearing the end of their respective pre-seasons, it is expected that several key players will start. For Accrington Stanley, new signing, Shaun Whalley is in line to start. Stoke City will also be looking to give new faces some game time in this pre-season friendly.
Accrington Stanley possible line-up: Jensen, Patrick, Rogers, Procter, Rich-Baghuelou, Scully, Hamilton, Leigh, Whalley, Lowe, McConville
Stoke City possible line-up: Bonham, Flint, Clarke, Wilmot, Duhaney, Thompson, Laurent, Kilkenny, Wright-Phillips, Brown, Campbell
The pre-season friendly match between Accrington Stanley vs Stoke City will take place at Wham Stadium on Wednesday at 11:30 pm IST.
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