What a difference 2 months make! I have been unable to produce previews due to a problem with my laptop constantly being reformatted by Windows Update.
In my last preview vs. Rochdale I noted that we had finally managed to score a goal from open play and now we are on a run of 5 winning games to first time we have managed to do this since Gordon Strachan’s reign. Bakayoko, Chaplin, Clarke-Harris, Jordy Hiwula all getting into the scoring habit with team morale looking as good as it was during last season, the team that Mark Robins’ built is looking more and more like a team that has gelled together and playing for each other.
Last time out we played then 7th placed Doncaster Rovers and completely out-played them in the 1st half taking a 2 goal lead at the break with goals from Jordy Hiwula and a first ever professional goal for Derby Loanee Luke Thomas. But the 2nd half belonged to Doncaster who were very unlucky not to go home with a least a point and a last minute block on the line from Junior Brown meant the Sky Blues wrapped up the 3 points for the 5th successive game in a row leapfrogging Donny into 7th position.
Accrington are currently in 6th place and have taken this league by storm since they gained promotion last season.