TOWN get their first chance to check out FA Cup first-round foes Accrington Stanley tomorrow.
The League II club from East Lancashire face Notts County at their Fraser Eagle Stadium, the venue for next Saturday’s first-round tie.
Like Town, Stanley are also in action on Tuesday, in their case away to fellow former Conference club Morecambe.
Liverpudlian manager John Coleman’s side are 10th in the table in what is the club’s second season in the Football League.
Assistant boss Jimmy Bell believes Stanley boast their best-ever squad since reforming back in 1968.
A quintet of players – Rommy Boco, Shaun Whalley, Lee McEvilly, Phil Edwards and Paul Carden, are out injured, but Accrington are still holding their own.
Bell said: “This time last season, we were up in eighth place.
“But then we had a horrendous run of bad luck and ended up being down to the bare bones with less than 16 fit men.
“Now things are different. Last Saturday there were five good players ruled out, yet we still managed a 2-2 draw at Barnet.
“It’s the best squad we’ve had and yet we are still looking to improve it with one or two more players.
“We want to keep improving and we want to stay in the top 10, and give ourselves the best possible chance of reaching the play-offs.”