Wanderers make the short trip to Accrington Stanley with a place in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy quarter-final on the line.

The Whites reached this stage following a 2-0 win against Port Vale thanks to goals from Dion Charles and Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Ian Evatt’s side are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions following the goalless draw at Premier League Luton in the FA Cup third round.

Team news

Wanderers have no fresh injury concerns following their trip to Kenilworth Road but Evatt could rotate his squad as the fixtures continue to come thick and fast.

George Thomason is suspended after picking up bookings in his last couple of appearances in the competition.

Dan Nlundulu and George Johnston are long-term absentees with hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

Opposition lowdown

Accrington are 10th in the League Two table, only one point off the play-off places, as they aim to bounce back from last season’s relegation from the third tier.

John Coleman’s side enter the tie in high spirits following a comfortable 3-0 win against Salford. Jack Nolan bagged a brace against the Ammies, with Shaun Whalley also getting on the scoresheet.

The Reds beat Lincoln 1-0 in the previous round, with Rosaire Longelo scoring a dramatic winner in stoppage time.


Wanderers have faced Accrington nine times in their history, with an even record of four wins, one draw and four defeats.

The Whites ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met in the semi-final last term thanks to second-half strikes from Elias Kachunga and Aaron Morley.

However, it was Coleman’s side who came out on top in the league at the back end of last season. Ethan Hamilton got the decisive goal that night, while the Whites squandered a number of good opportunities at the other end.

Predicted line-up

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