Accrington v Bristol R preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Accrington and Bristol Rovers at the Crown Ground.

Last Updated: 26/10/12 at 11:48

Richardson: Caretaker boss

Richardson: Caretaker boss

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Leam Richardson will begin his second spell in caretaker charge of Accrington following Paul Cook's departure to Chesterfield.

Richardson stepped into the breach when John Coleman left the Crown Ground to move to Rochdale last season and Cook's unveiling as the new Spireites boss on Friday leaves him in the same position.

The former Stanley defender took training on Thursday as Cook agreed personal terms with his new employers.

Richardson has no new injury worries, with midfielder Charlie Barnett the only absentee as he steps up rehabilitation from an ankle problem.

The Reds were beaten 5-1 by Rovers at the end of last season - a defeat fresh in the mind of striker Padraig Amond.

He said: "We kind of owe them one, but it's not a game for revenge or anything like that. We want to get ourselves back on track."

Bristol Rovers' defensive crisis has deepened with Tom Parkes and Adam Virgo ruled out and Garry Kenneth also a doubt.

Parkes will serve a suspension for his red card at AFC Wimbledon, while former Celtic defender Virgo, who also played as a striker on Tuesday, has a knee injury.

Kenneth limped off at the end of that 3-1 defeat with a knock on his knee and manager Mark McGhee will be hoping his fellow Scot does not need to join defenders Danny Woodards, Cian Bolger and Michael Smith on the ever-growing injury list.

Scott Bevan, Matt Gill, Matt Harrold, Shaquille Hunter and Derek Riordan are also unavailable. Winger Fabian Broghammer could return after concussion.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 06 September 2014
12:15
Luton Town v Plymouth  
15:00
Accrington v Tranmere  
Carlisle v AFC W'don  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Mansfield  
Hartlepool v Shrewsbury  
Morecambe v Cheltenham  
Southend v Oxford Utd  
Stevenage v York City  
Wycombe v Bury  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Burton Alb 5 4 13
2 Cheltenham 5 4 13
3 Morecambe 5 5 12
4 Shrewsbury 5 7 11
5 Wycombe 5 4 10
6 Bury 5 3 10
7 Portsmouth 5 3 10
8 Northamptn 5 0 8
9 Cambridge Utd 5 4 7
10 Plymouth 5 3 7
11 Tranmere 5 1 7
12 Dag + Red 5 0 7
13 AFC W'don 5 0 7
14 Southend 5 0 7
15 Stevenage 5 -2 7
16 Mansfield 5 -2 6
17 York City 5 0 5
18 Luton Town 5 -2 5
19 Newport 5 -3 4
20 Hartlepool 5 -5 3
21 Exeter 5 -5 2
22 Carlisle 5 -8 2
23 Oxford Utd 5 -4 1
24 Accrington 5 -7 1

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

Premier League: Chelsea hit Everton for six in nine-goal Goodison Park thriller

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3.

Transfer news: Leicester sign QPR full-back Danny Simpson

Leicester City have signed full-back Danny Simpson from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property