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I want a reaction: Coley

5 February 2015

John Coleman is looking for a reaction from his players as they look to bounce back at Plymouth this weekend.

Stanley have lost their last four games and have tough trips coming up starting at Home Park, followed by trips to Southend and Luton this month.

But Coleman is determined they will get it right, especially with the deadline day additions of striker Terry Gornell, keeper Scott Davies and winger Gerardo Bruna.

“The players know the reaction that's required of them and expected of them and I'm sure I'll get it on Saturday,” said the Reds boss.

“It's not just the players though, it's myself, Jimmy (Bell) and the staff. As I said after the Northampton game, we have to take some of the blame and there has to be a reaction from us as well.

“Things don't fix themselves and we have to do something about it. We're doing our best to put things right.”

Coleman knows it will be a tough game against John Sheridan's side who Stanley beat 1-0 earlier this season.

“I still think that Plymouth are the best team we've played this season. I think we were very fortunate to beat them 1-0.

“That just shows how funny football can be because we've lost games that we should have won this season and that was the one that we've won which we shouldn't have.

“We've got to believe that we can win games. The players know they are good enough and we just need a level of consistency in our performances and stop making mistakes that lead to goals.”

And while all the travelling this month isn't ideal, Coleman knows there is no avoiding it.

“It's just a necessary evil. If you don't want to do the travelling then don't get to League Two. The way the demographic of the league has panned out, there aren't a great deal of northern teams in it and you just have to deal with it.

“The last time we made a trip this long, to Portsmouth, we won. We went to Exeter and won too, so here's hoping.”


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