Grimsby V Accrington Stanley at Blundell Park : Match Preview

Goalkeeper James McKeown doubtful for Grimsby clash with Accrington

Grimsby are expected to be without James McKeown for the clash with Accrington.

The goalkeeper limped off with a groin problem just 33 minutes into the Boxing Day draw with Mansfield and is awaiting the results of scans.

Ben Killip made his English Football League debut and the 22-year-old is set to continue in McKeown’s absence.

Scott Vernon and JJ Hooper both came off the bench against the Stags and are pushing for a start.

Accrington skipper Seamus Conneely is hoping to recover from a recurrence of a groin injury in time to feature.

Right-back Conneely was an unused substitute in the Boxing Day defeat at Carlisle, but could return as John Coleman’s side bid to avoid a fifth straight league defeat.

Defender Jordan Thorniley remains doubtful after missing out at Carlisle due to a similar problem, while Erico Sousa is pushing for a recall after his recent leg injury.

Accrington have lost their last five games in all competitions and are chasing their first league win on the road since October.

Source: PAR

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