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Accrington Stanley's Joe Pritchard named Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round

10 January 2023

Accrington Stanley midfielder Joe Pritchard has been awarded the Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round for the Round of 16.

The 26-year-old played a part in all four of Stanley's goals as the Sky Bet League One side came from behind to beat Burton Albion 4-2 and book their place in the Quarter-Final of the competition.

Among his contributions on the night was a stunning free-kick which helped Accrington to equalise late in the first period.

Pritchard, who will be forced to sit out the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign whilst recovering from an injury, grabbed an assist for Tommy Leigh's headed goal on the stroke of half time, setting up his team-mate with a perfectly weighted ball into the box.

And Stanley's fourth and final strike of the night owed much to Pritchard's pressing, chasing down a loose back-pass to allow Harvey Rodgers to double his tally and all but seal victory for Accrington.

Tonight, John Coleman's side make the trip to Lincoln City with a place in the Semi-Final at stake. See the full Quarter-Final draw here.

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