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Coley's focus on Stags

18 August 2015

Stanley boss John Coleman is looking to the future not the past as his side prepare for tonight's game with Mansfield Town.

The Reds are hoping for a first win of the new season against the Stags, who arrive on the back of a fine win at local rivals Notts County.

Coley believes that as much as the weekend defeat to Morecambe hurt, everyone needs to move on and concentrate on the job in hand.

“We've put the Morecambe game to bed and we've moved on," he said. “Mansfield will be a tough proposition in its own right. I watched the game against Notts County and they were excellent.

“It will be a different scenario against us, we won't play the same as Notts County. It's a different ground, fewer fans here and a smaller pitch, and so we've got to hope we can use home advantage.

“I think we've got the capabilities in our squad to be keeping clean sheets on a regular basis so that's what we've got to strive to achieve."

Both home games so far have seen gates exceed 2000 and the manager is hoping that supporters return for tonight's encounter, which kicks off at 7:45pm.

“I hope the people who went to the Hull game come back, but they've got to bring more,” he explained.

“And we've got to get the atmosphere going because when the fans get behind us there's no better place to play football than the Wham Stadium.”


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