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Big test for us: Coley

14 September 2017

John Coleman will not underestimate Chesterfield as the Reds look to return to winning ways.

Third placed Stanley travel to the Proact Stadium with the Spireites, relegated last season from League One, currently 21st in the table.

Stanley need to get back on track after their 2-1 loss at home to Grimsby midweek and Coleman knows his side need to play to their best against Gary Caldwell's team.

“Chesterfield have some good players, they play good football and the results don't always tell the full story,” said Coleman.

“They have some powerful players and it will be a big test for us but if we hit the heights of our Carlisle victory we are a match for anyone in League Two.”

The Reds boss is still frustrated by the defeat to Grimsby which was only their second home league loss in 2017.

“That came could have easily gone either way even if we hadn't played any differently," said Stanley boss.

“We have got to defend better and on the night it was a lack of concentration which we were punished for.

“They had three shots on our goal and won 2-1. We had quality chances but missed them and that's the fine line in football.

“In our first four one-on-ones of the season, we scored. In our last four one-on-ones we haven't and we know we can improve on both ends of the pitch.”

Five goal striker Billy Kee suffered a dead leg against the Mariners and will be assessed over the next two days.

Keeper Max Stryjek (hamstring)  and Ben Richards-Everton (shoulder) are both around a week away from being fit.


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