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Get behind the Reds

11 December 2015

John Coleman is hoping Stanley put on a show tomorrow  – and the fans turn up to cheer the Reds on.

Stanley face one of their promotion rivals in Wycombe and are looking to bounce back after their FA Cup knockout at Portsmouth.

The fourth placed Reds have been entertainers so far this season – they have scored 14 goals in their last five League Two clashes and they have won four of them, drawing the other.

Now Coleman is urging people to come and see his team at the Wham Stadium as they continue to battle it out at the top end of the table.

“It could be an early Christmas present if they come to watch us as we are capable of turning in a performance where people will certainly get their monies worth,” said the Stanley boss.

“We want a big crowd and the players want and deserve to play in front of a big crowd, like the old days. When they get behind us, they can almost will the ball into the net.”

Stanley's players, like Josh Windass, Matt Crooks and Tom Davies, have been catching the eye of scouts but Coleman is aware that they need to keep putting in top performances.

“Wycombe showed how quickly football can change. The season before last they only survived in the league on the final day of the season and last season, they were unfortunate not to win the play-off final.

“They are well-resourced and I know last season they operated on a small squad but I wouldn't have minded having their budget! It will be a difficult game and we have some tough games coming up over the Christmas period.”

Stanley's fringe players won in the Lancashire Cup quarter-final midweek at Wigan and Coleman says some of them could force themselves into the first team picture.

“Players are waiting for their opportunity and if we keep every player like a coiled spring, they will want to grab their opportunity when it comes. We know the full squad will be used between now and the end of the season.

“They are a great set of lads, bouncing off each other and playing without fear. I have several options and it is sometimes difficult to pick the right one when you have to make changes.

“It takes courage to play the way we do but we will play that way unless the conditions force us to change.”


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