Accrington Stanley's confidence Kai high after six wins in nine games

York Press: Accrington Stanley's confidence Kai high after six wins in nine games Accrington Stanley's confidence Kai high after six wins in nine games

ACCRINGTON will be bidding to continue their remarkable renaissance when York City visit the Crown Ground on Boxing Day.

Having failed to win any of their opening 12 League Two fixtures and having lost eight consecutive matches earlier in the campaign, Stanley have claimed six victories from their last nine outings to climb from the bottom of the table into 17th place.

Saturday saw James Beattie’s men clinch a 3-2 win at Mansfield where 21-year-old top scorer Kai Naismith, formerly of Rangers and Cowdenbeath, claimed his fifth goal in as many games.

Accrington’s strikeforce could be further bolstered with ex-Manchester United forward Danny Webber due back after he missed the Field Mill trip due to illness.

Former England striker Beattie will not be able to call on Kayode Odejayi, however, following his return to parent club Rotherham after a three-month loan spell.

Midfielder Will Hatfield, who played four games for City on loan from Leeds during the 2010/11 campaign, is also expected to be among the hosts’ substitutes.

Accrington: (probable) Bettinelli, Hunt, Aldred, Winnard, Naylor, Naismith, Murphy, Joyce, Mingoia, Webber, Gray.

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