Stanley head to Somerset to take on Yeovil Town in the first of two long away trips this week.
The Reds will be out to take another invaluable three points and complete the league double over the Glovers at Huish Park.
They were League Two champions in 2005 and have since been as high as the Championship but now find themselves back in the basement.
The Somerset outfit made a disappointing start to the new campaign and that put them into a relegation battle – the aim now must be to stay in the Football League.
Darren Way took caretaker charge of Yeovil following the departure of Paul Sturrock, taking the job permanently for the start of 2016.
As a player he made well over 200 appearances for the club as well as turning out for Swansea City.
His playing career was ended by a car accident and now he is taking his first steps in management at Huish Park.
A late flourisher, the 27-year-old joined Portsmouth in 2013 after scoring 114 goals in 300 games for non-league Burnham FC. The 6’4” striker went on to make 20 appearances for Pompey, also enjoying loans at Havant & Waterlooville and Cambridge.
Ryan re-joined Cambridge last season before joining Hartlepool towards the end of the last campaign, helping them stave off relegation by scoring twice in six games.
Bird has eight goals so far this season for the Glovers.
Stanley are unbeaten in five games, with three of those matches ending in victories.
The Reds returned to winning ways in their last away game, at Oxford, and will be out to make it back-to-back victories on the road.
They remain fourth in League Two, five points behind Oxford with two games in hand.
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The Glover are unbeaten in three matches and picked up a crucial win over relegation rivals Dagenham at the weekend.
They’ve proved to be tough to beat at Huish Park, with their last home league defeat coming back in November.
Way’s men have climbed out of the relegation places and sit 21st, three points from danger.
John Coleman has no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to Somerset.
Long term absentees Dean Winnard and Josh Windass remain sidelined after chest and groin surgery respectively.
Striker Terry Gornell’s ankle problem is likely to keep him out for the foreseeable future.
Defender Joe Wright is still back with parent club Huddersfield for treatment on his ankle injury.
The Glovers moved to their current ground Huish Park in 1990. The current capacity of Huish Park is 9,565 and the record attendance inside the stadium is 9,527, which was set against Leeds United in 2008 in League One.
The overall record attendance that the club have ever achieved is 17,123, which was set against Sunderland in 1949 in the FA Cup 4th round at the old Huish Park.