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'Back the Reds': Coley

5 October 2017

John Coleman has urged local football fans to come and back Stanley's League One push as they take on promotion rivals Luton Town on Saturday.

With the international break this weekend, the Wham Stadium is the place for fans to get their football fix, especially with the Reds riding high in League Two.

Saturday's opponents Luton sit 5th in the table, just two points behind Stanley and Coleman is expecting a free-flowing afternoon of football.

"I would urge anybody to come down and see what we are all about," he said. "You've got two form teams who both like to score goals, it won't be a dour game that's for sure.

"I've been saying it for the past few years, we play some terrific football here and if you don't come along then you're missing out.

"I was pleased with the crowd in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night and for the ticket price that they paid they got excellent value for their money, the product we serve up here is as good as you will get anywhere else. There's some real quality in this league and that will be on display Saturday."

Following back-to-back away wins on the road last week, at Port Vale and Forest Green, Stanley return to the Wham Stadium where they have lost just two league games in 2017 - and the manager thinks home form will be the key to a successful season.

"It's important that we win a great proportion of our home games," said Coleman. "You don't see teams with inconsistent home form going up, the crowd do play a big part in that, they are always up for it against the big teams so we're looking forward to a good atmosphere.

"We like these games, Luton will bring a big travelling support with them, it possibly brings out an extra couple of per cent in the players.

"We lost this fixture last year and I'm still scratching my head about it, we know all about Luton and they will know all about us. I just hope we can get back to playing the way that I know we can play, creating chances and outnumbering the opposition with possession."

Tickets will be available right up until kick-off on Saturday, £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and just £5 for under 12s.


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