After an enforced break due to the weather the Reds return to action tomorrow with a trip to Stevenage.
John Coleman’s team will be looking for a return to winning ways after a cup loss at Portsmouth last time out.
This season Stevenage were tipped to push for promotion, with the appointment of Teddy Sheringham and a number of new signings sparking optimism.
Consistency has been hard to come by for the Boro however, who currently sit in the bottom half of League Two.
This is Sheringham’s first managerial appointment, although he has experience coaching at West Ham.
In his playing days, Sheringham was capped more than 50 times by his country and is now looking to make an impact all over again in the dugout
After spending his early career in non-league, Whelpdale’s big break came when he moved to Peterborough in 2007.
He spent four years at London Road before moving to Gillingham, where he spent a further three seasons before moving to The Lamex Stadium.
He is Stevenage’s top scorer this season.
Stanley lost for the first time in seven in their last outing in the FA Cup at Portsmouth.
League form has been excellent, with five wins from the last six in League Two.
The Reds sit fifth in the table, five points from the automatic promotion places
Stevenage have picked up in recent weeks, winning four of their last seven games.
Last time out they won 2-1 at AFC Wimbledon.
They’re currently 18th in the table but closer to the play-off places than the relegation zone in terms of points.
An enforced two week break from games due to the weather has been good for Seamus Conneely. The midfielder has trained all this week following a groin problem and could return to the side.
Defender Dean Winnard has been receiving specialist attention to his ankle problem and after some encouraging news is stepping up his recovery.