Naismith boost ahead of mini-break

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KAL Naismith is hoping to hand Accrington Stanley a squad boost for today’s crunch clash with Torquay.

The former Rangers winger has missed the last two games after suffering a hip injury in the goalless draw at Wycombe Wanderers earlier this month.

But the 22-year-old could be available for the Reds’ south coast double header, with the re-arranged game at Portsmouth to follow on Tuesday night.

“Kal will be coming with us,” said manager James Beattie.

“Whether he’s fit or not we don’t know. But he’s an integral part of the team and the squad so he’s coming with us and we’ll assess him as we go along.”

With two long away trips so close together, Stanley have taken the unusual step of not returning to the north west in between games.

“It’s a good time to get the lads all together and they deserve it,” said Beattie.

“We’re all going out for a meal on Sunday night – the staff, the players, the chairman’s joining us. That’s the sort of environment we’ve created.

“Hopefully we can utilise it and make the best of it.

“I don’t think there’s a problem with anyone’s spirits but it can only help.”

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9:29am Sun 23 Feb 14

accrington lad says...

Substitute Kal Naismith scored a superb winner as Accrington inflicted a third straight defeat on League Two relegation rivals Torquay.
Torquay's Joss Labadie had two headers cleared off the line by Michael Liddle.
Gulls keeper Michael Poke tipped over a header from his own team-mate and made a one-handed stop when George Bowerman shot from Piero Mingoia's cross.
But Naismith scored the winner after skipping past three defenders and side-footing into the corner of the goal.
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Substitute Kal Naismith scored a superb winner as Accrington inflicted a third straight defeat on League Two relegation rivals Torquay. Torquay's Joss Labadie had two headers cleared off the line by Michael Liddle. Gulls keeper Michael Poke tipped over a header from his own team-mate and made a one-handed stop when George Bowerman shot from Piero Mingoia's cross. But Naismith scored the winner after skipping past three defenders and side-footing into the corner of the goal. Just a quick report accrington lad

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