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Fans are huge boost: Coley

29 April 2016

John Coleman expects a tough game at Wycombe and hopes the hundreds of travelling Stanley fans can pull them through.

Wycombe's play-off hopes ended last weekend as they sit ninth in the league and seven points off seventh placed AFC Wimbledon with two games left.

The Reds can clinch promotion this weekend if they win and other results go their way and there are seven coaches travelling to Adams Park to hopefully shout the Reds to glory.

“It's Wycombe's last home game, they will want to finish the season on a high and give their fans something to cheer about,” said the Stanley boss.

“They will want to beat us so it will be touch but we want to beat them.

“It doesn't matter that they have nothing to play for as players cross that white line because they want to win no matter what. You cannot increase your desire to win.

“Also Wycombe will be aware that we have four away wins on the bounce and will want to end that record – when teams come to us with decent runs, I always want to be the one to stop it.”

With hundreds of Stanley fan due to descend on Wycombe, Coleman is expecting a good atmosphere.

“It's great to have a fans travelling in their numbers as it will have a big affect on the players. The ones that travel to away games already make a noise and get behind the players and the players appreciate it, shown by them coming to applaud the fans at the end.

“I was disappointed with the home gate on Saturday of 2,222 but all we can do is concentrate on what we do on the pitch and giving the people who come value for money and I think we have done that in bucket loads this season.

“Promotion is within touching distance and the fans and players have got to embrace it.”

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