ACCRINGTON Stanley fans can enjoy watching FA Cup football at St Mary's today - thanks for a former Saints star.

Ex-striker James Beattie has bought tickets for Accrington fans to attend Saints' clash with Burnley today after the League Two side's match against Portsmouth was called off.

Beattie, who manages Accrington, put aside the tickets for those who made the long trip south before the game was postponed last night.

Accrington fan Harie Seed, who travelled to Portsmouth with friends, received four tickets from Beattie.

He told his Twitter followers with a photo confirming Beattie's gesture: “Our game vs Pompey off, 4 tickets for the saints match. Very much appreciated!”

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