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Plymouth is a marker for us: Coley

16 October 2015

John Coleman says tomorrow's clash with top of the table Plymouth will be a marker for the Reds.

Stanley travel to Home Park to take on the pacesetters, who have a four point advantage over the fifth place Reds.

Coleman's men are aiming to build on a strong away record – with just one defeat on their travels in the league this season – but knows it will be tough against Argyle whose side include five-goal danger man Reuben Reid.

“Plymouth are a good side. John Sheridan did a good job there as well,” said Coleman with Plymouth now managed by Derek Adams.

“They've got good players, but so have we. It's about who plays well on the day and we hope it's going to be us.

“I'm going there believing we should win so the onus is very much on us. The pressure we have is what we put on ourselves because we believe we're a good side and we believe we should be getting wins when we play games.

“We have got to try and beat the top of the league and put a marker down for everyone else.”

Coleman and his side were travelling down today and, with so many away games in the south of England, he says having a routine is all-important.

“We have got into a routine on away trips. We train at the same places, we have the same system, we watch the video of our opponents at a certain time at the same place and so far it has worked for us.

“We've got onto a formula now where we're not trying to do something different but do things the same and the players are quite comfortable with routine.

“If you give them the right preparation sometimes you're going to perform on the day but sometimes you're going to have off-days.

“If too many players have off-days on any given day you lose the game.

“We're trying to get everyone firing on all cylinders and then maybe you can carry one or two if it's not their day.”

On the injury front the game will be too early for centre half Tom Davies but Joe Wright, who missed the Barnet win as he was on international duty, is back.

“Joe Wright has trained this week and Tom Davies is just about to start training so we could have them back this week or next week,” said Coleman.

And captain Terry Gornell is looking to win a starting place back, competing with Billy Kee.

“There's no doubting Terry's ability and he's captain for a reason - he's a top player for us and he's pivotal to the way we play. But Billy's come in and done really well. Now we've got two players who are both chomping at the bit to play and that makes my job hard but that's the way it should be.

“There's nothing to say that Billy and Terry can't play together. We've got a good arsenal of weapons and we've got to use them.”


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