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Accrington Stanley Vs Hereford United, Sat 22 Jan 2011

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Accrington manager John Coleman could be boosted by the return of Dean Winnard for the visit of Hereford.

The defender missed Tuesday's home defeat against Shrewsbury with illness but is expected to return to the fold after shaking it off.

Joe Jacobson could be in line for an extended run in the team, with Coleman without Kevin Long.

The on-loan Burnley star missed the midweek loss after suffering a broken toe and returned to his parent club.

The Shrews clash was the last of his loan but the club are hopeful of bringing him back when fit.

Coleman is hoping to secure reinforcements in the form of Ian Craney. Craney left the club after his loan from Fleetwood expired but Stanley are still keen on capturing his signature.

Jamie Pitman must decide whether to stick with a winning formula or bring Ryan Green back into Hereford`s starting line-up.

Pitman has masterminded a four-match winning run to create a real buzz around Edgar Street.

But full-back Green missed last weekend`s crucial 3-0 triumph over fellow strugglers Stockport and the previous 1-0 win at Wycombe as he served a two-match suspension.

However, he did start the initial two wins of the sequence at Aldershot and Lincoln - where he saw red late on - leaving Pitman with a welcome decision to make.

Otherwise, the Bulls boss has no new injury or suspension concerns and boasts a fully-fit squad apart from long-term absentees Ryan Valentine and Dan Connor (both hip).

Mathieu Manset, who has been linked with a January switch away from the club, and Stuart Fleetwood will continue in attack having netted 16 of Hereford`s last 22 goals between them since early November.

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