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Money will go into club: Coleman

9 August 2018

Reds boss John Coleman says that the transfer fees received from Ipswich Town this summer will be be reinvested into the club's infrastructure.

Striker Kayden Jackson followed Janoi Donacien to Portman Road on deadline day, after the defender joined Paul Hurst's side last week.

Both deals broke Stanley's club record for a transfer fee received, with Jackson departing for over £1m.

The Stanley manager said: "The money that we've got in will be spent on changing rooms, offices at the club and a training ground.

"It won't be spent on players and nor should it be.

"Kayden had a terrific season last season, he's had a really, really good preseason too, that's probably the reason why his value has increased."

Coleman admitted that while he was disappointed to see Jackson go, he's been in football long enough to know that players move on and he's focusing on the current squad.

"The most pleasing aspect of the whole thing, if there can be a pleasing aspect, is that we've finally shaken off the tag of being a bargain-basement club," said Coleman. "Now if someone wants a striker from us the starting point becomes a million pounds.

"We were getting told six weeks ago that no one would pay that, but they do because we've got good players and we're a good club and we bring players on.

"We've got excellent coaches at the club, we've got a great work ethic and so players will prosper coming to Accrington and they will improve, and improve in value."

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