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Don't rest on laurels: Coley

7 December 2017

Club News

Don't rest on laurels: Coley

7 December 2017

John Coleman knows Stanley can't rest on their laurels as they focus on the second half of the campaign.

The Reds are third in League Two after 20 games and need to bounce back after losing their last league clash at Exeter.

They face fellow promotion-chasers Swindon on Saturday, who have lost their last four games – two in the league and two in the cups.

“We have to constantly keep our focus on the prize,” said Coleman. “We are third in the league which means we have won a lot of games this season but we can't rest on our laurels.

"I am a believer that it's about form and not results as, if you play well, results will come.

“We are a good team because we work hard, defend well and take and create chances, it's not where we are in the league table, that's just an indicator of how good a team we are.

“We know the league table can change quickly, it can change week to week. Within two or three weeks, teams could be out of the play-offs and looking down, not up.

“Every game is important – and the next game is the most important game of the season.”

Swindon are managed by former Barnsley and Bury boss David Flitcroft and are outside the play-offs only on goal difference.

“David is down to earth and he has a similar outlook on football as me. He knows how to win promotion and he has spent most of his time as a manager at the upper end of the scale.

“He knows what he is doing and knows the standard of players required at this level.”

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