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Wolves U21s next for Reds

7 November 2016

Accrington Stanley travel to Wolves Under 21s in the final match of the Checkatrade Trophy group stages tomorrow night.

There is all to play for with all the teams in Group B on three points – Crewe and Chesterfield are have also won one and lost one – with the top two going through to the next round.

Paul Lambert has recently taken over as first team manager at Molineux and John Coleman admits it makes it tricky to know what to expect.

“We go into it not really knowing how the Wolves team will set up,” said the Reds boss. “We have had a little look at them but we will have to come up with a system that combats any style of football.

“For Paul Lambert, it will be a good opportunity to have a look at his players but his team has got to fit into the criteria of the competition.

“For us, we have got to play at a high tempo and pass the ball well and click into a rhythm whatever we face.

“We have let ourselves down at times this season where we have let the opposition dictate the game and played with less tempo and it's important we are on the front foot tomorrow night.

“There is £10,000 up for grabs for every win in this competition and we want to get through to the next round.

“This competition is a realistic chance for teams at this level of going to Wembley.”

Coleman still has injury worries over John O'Sullivan, Janoi Donacien and Zak Vyner – all of who missed Saturday's Emirates FA Cup win over Bradford.

Shay McCartan, who collapsed towards the end of that game, is being monitored by Stanley medical staff.


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