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Coley previews Exeter trip

24 November 2017

John Coleman is expecting a response from Exeter following their 3-1 loss at Crawley, when the Reds travel South tomorrow afternoon.

Stanley make the trip to St James' Park with Paul Tisdale's side sitting fourth, just four points behind the Reds, who occupy the final automatic promotion slot.

Tisdale called Tuesday night's defeat the most disappointed he has been in football for 'a long time' - but Coleman is no under no illusions that his side face a tricky afternoon, knowing Tisdale will call on all of his experience to find a response.

"He's the longest serving manager in the league, possibly in the EFL and that's for a reason," said the Stanley boss.

"I think he said he's the most disappointed he's been for something like three years, that's a big statement to make and he'll be expecting a response from his players.

"He's a good manager, he's built himself a good with squad and he's been around the block, a couple of bad results won't panic him.

"I'm looking forward to it, they're generally good games that we have with Exeter. It's hard to plot a sequence of results between us, they win one, we win one - it's rarely a draw.

"Where we are in the league in relation to one another adds even more spice to it."

Coleman confirmed that club captain Seamus Conneely (groin) and Erico Sousa (ankle) both remain out, while Jordan Clark (hamstring) is 50/50 to make the trip.

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