Accrington Stanley arrive at Bootham Crescent with better away record than home

Accrington Stanley arrive at Bootham Crescent with better away record than home

JOSH CARSON GETS AWAY FROM KAI NAISMITHAccringto Stanley v York City Sky Bet Divison 2 clash held at the stadium on the 26/12/2013Pic by Gordon ClaytonFootball League Images are covered by DataCo Licence agreementsFor editorial use onlyNo

Fleetwood Town's manager Graham Alexander (left) and Accrington Stanley's manager James Beattie during the Sky Bet League Two match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 1, 2014. See PA Story SOCC

File photo dated 28/08/2013 of Accrington Stanley manager James Beattie. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. Sky Bet League Two club Accrington have been fined £20,000 by the Football League after a commission reveal

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ACCRINGTON Stanley will only have left-back Laurence Wilson missing for tomorrow's Sky Bet League Two clash at York City.

Former Chester and Rotherham defender Wilson has been sidelined for four matches with a groin problem and on-loan Wigan replacement Adam Buxton is set to deputise in his absence.

Stanley will arrive at Bootham Crescent boasting a better away record than home this term, having taken 25 points on their travels compared to 24 at the Crown Ground and won seven matches as opposed to five on their own soil.

James Beattie's 15th-placed men remain just six points above the relegation zone following Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to second-bottom Northampton but remain tight at the back with only nine goals conceded during their last dozen fixtures.

Goals at the other end have been almost just as scarce, however, with joint-top scorers Peter Murphy and Kai Naismith both enduring lean spells.

The pair have netted nine times each during 2013/14 but midfielder Murphy has not hit the target in 11 matches and former Rangers, Cowdenbeath and Partick attacker Naismith, who has lost his starting place in the side, has only managed one penalty from his last eight outings.

Ex-Minstermen midfielder Will Hatfield, meanwhile, has failed to get his name on the scoresheet during 30 matches this season, including 15 from the bench.

Accrington (probable): Bettinelli, Hunt, Aldred, Winnard, Buxton, Hatfield, Murphy, Joyce, Molyneux, Odejayi, Gray.

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