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Coley out to break Luton run

11 November 2016

John Coleman sees no reason why Stanley can't go to Luton tomorrow and put an end to a fine run of form for the home side.

The Hatters are fourth in League Two and unbeaten in their last seven league games ahead of kick off at Kenilworth Road.

The Reds head south after an up and down week that saw them win in the FA Cup at Bradford but bow out of the Checkatrade Trophy at Wolves.

The manager wants his team to respond in the right way tomorrow.

“I like going to Luton,” he explained. “Obviously they've hit a bit of form at the moment and that'll make it tough. They were good last year, though that wasn't reflected in their league position.

“They're on a great run and I know what that's like. Once they're on it the players want to stay on it. It's our job to try to break that run now, they all get broken so why can't it be broken by us?

“We just want more consistency and to play better and I think the lads all know that. We'll be mindful of that this weekend. A lot of it comes down to conceding goals. If you concede daft goals it puts you on the back foot and gives the opposition a lift. The last two times we've been defeated, against Newport and Wolves, that was the case. We were in control and conceded a stupid goal and we have to stop that.

“They all know their jobs defensively and offensively and we shouldn't be scared to attack for fear of conceding. If that happens you may as well pack in playing football.

“We played well at Bradford in the FA Cup but we won't play many games where we have that style of play against us. We have to be mindful of playing well against all styles. We've gone to other places and played well and I know we're capable of playing well at home. We just need to dictate games more, guide the pattern of play and it not be the other way around.”

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