16-1 | Accrington Stanley #7 | Football Manager Stories

Newly promoted Accrington Stanley will be very happy indeed with their start to life in League Two. Previous assertions that they were a League Two side playing in the National League have been proved correct, with several standout performances so far this season. 16-1 will be an offer to tempt punters. These are the odds for Accrington to win League Two this year and are surely an encouraging sign for the returning Football League team.

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Pre-Season

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The Reds have shown throughout pre-season that they will certainly be up and around the top of League Two this year. A 2-1 victory over a fairly strong Liverpool side being the high-point of pre-season. From five games, four against higher level opponents, Accrington won three and lost just one. As a result of this quite exceptional pre-season there was a spike in bets for an Accrington title. As a result this led to a reduction in betting odds from 30-1 to 16-1.

Transfers

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squad-depth

Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic has been bought in by Joseph Robson as first-choice keeper. Jason Mooney will be disappointed to have been dropped to the bench, especially after the playoff-winning season previously, however extra quality was deemed to be needed. It is believed that 24-year-old full-back Liam O’Neill will be right-back while Andrew Muir will be trained to play as centre-back.

The stand-out signing, excluding the renewal of Joe Powell on loan, is Marcus Edwards. Edwards joined on loan from Tottenham and has started his career at The Reds on top form. Edwards managed to score the first three goals of the season for Stanley and by all means will be thrilled with his start. Joseph Robson spoke about his new signing to Gregor O’Brien of BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Marcus has started the season as we all had expected of him. He is a very exciting prospect and we are very happy with his work for the team. Marcus and Joe Powell have stuck up a wonderful partnership alongside each other and I can only hope their partnership continues to flourish.” Joseph Robson.

16-1 for the Championship

16-1 for the league

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Sitting in fourth place, Joseph Robson will be delighted with his teams start to the season. Despite having been knocked out of both cups, Accrington have started the season brightly. In particular a tie against Premier League Hull City was the reward for thrashing Oldham in the Capital One Cup.

Can Accrington continue their bright start to the season? Or will they repeat the dreaded dip in-form before Christmas?

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