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We need to play better: Coley

26 December 2017

Club News

We need to play better: Coley

26 December 2017

John Coleman knows his side needs to stop their current poor form and hopes they can turn on the style at Carlisle today.

Stanley have lost four successive games in all competitions and conceded 10 goals in the process.

They have slipped from third to seventh and travel to 13th placed Carlisle today aiming to get back on track, where they may face former captain Luke Joyce.

"Carlisle will feel they should be higher up the table than they are and they probably should as they have some good players," said Coleman.

"I always like playing at Carlisle, they have big crowds, it's a great atmosphere and it gets the juices flowing. I am always excited about these games - I am excited about any game.

"I like to see fans get behind their teams and Carlisle fans do. It's the same for ours, when they are in full flow they can make a difference for us."

Stanley beat the Cumbrians 3-0 in September with a Billy Kee goal and a Sean McConville brace but now the Reds need to bounce back following their 3-2 home loss to Crawley on Saturday.

"We have played Carlisle earlier this season and 3-0 probably flattered us," said Coleman.

"We got some pride back in the second half against Crawley but we have got to be better and we are capable of being better. Now we have to go out and do it.

"Luckily results didn't do us too much damage on Saturday but we need to get out of his blip."

Jordan Thorniley and Seamus Conneely are both struggling with groin strains.

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