The Reds hit the road tomorrow looking to continue their climb away from the bottom two.

John Coleman’s side head to Fratton Park to take on promotion chasing Portsmouth.

It’s the start of a busy time for the Reds as they head south looking to pick up back to back wins.

Having beaten Portsmouth at home earlier in the season they’re looking to complete the double over Pompey.

In a league table that remains tight, every win is crucial in climbing away from relegation danger.

2017 has seen an upturn in fortunes for Stanley and they will hope to continue it at Fratton Park.

They’ve lost just one of their last five league matches and picked up three points last time out against Notts County.

Stanley are 19th in the table, four points clear of the bottom two.

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Two regulars remain out of contention for the trip south, with Matty Pearson and Scott Brown both serving the final matches of their suspensions.

Other than that there are no new injury absentees with Coleman expected to have the same squad available as for the game with Notts.

Subs Jonny Edwards and Noor Husin made a real impact against the Magpies and will be pressing for a start.

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Portsmouth were play-off semi-finalists last season just like Stanley and like the Reds returned for the new campaign hoping to have another successful season.

They started slowly, without winning any of their opening four games in all competitions, but quickly found their form.

The former FA Cup winners are in the promotion hunt, sitting seventh in the table but having lost three of their last four games.

Paul Cook, along with assistant Leam Richardson, are well known to Stanley fans.

Both played for the Reds and midfielder Cook was instrumental in helping the Reds during their Conference winning season.

After John Coleman’s departure in 2012, Cook managed at the Wham Stadium before a switch to Chesterfield. Richardson then took over and guided Stanley to League Two safety before linking up with Cook at Chesterfield.

The pair took over at Pompey in May 2015, missing out on promotion, like Stanley, in the play-offs last season.

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Adults £20
Seniors (62+) & Young Person (18-22) £15
Unaccompanied Junior (U18) £10
Wheelchair & Carer £12
Ambulant £12
Accompanied Junior (U18) with paying Adult or Senior £5
Ambulant (Junior) £5
Carers (require to be on highest rate of DLA) FOC

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