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Coley wants cloud nine!

28 December 2018

John Coleman is aiming to make it nine points out of nine in the Christmas period and close the gap on the top six.

Stanley, in ninth spot, take on sixth placed Peterborough tomorrow with seven points separating the two sides and the Reds have a game in hand.

Stanley beat Steve Evans' side 1-0 earlier in the season and Coleman is looking for a repeat three points.

“It's been tickety-boo so far,” said the Reds boss. “Six points out of two games but the harsh reality is that we got two points out of the previous seven games and we played better in some of those matches.

“The harsh currency of football is points and I still think we could improve in certain areas and we will do.

“The first thing I want to do is get a positive goal difference. We are on -1 at the moment and we should be level, if you watch the video again the penalty decision against Shrewsbury was ludicrous, but my ambition is to get us to ‘0' and then get a positive goal difference. To do that we have to win games.”

Stanley have come up against Steve Evans as manager of Boston, Crawley and Mansfield among others.

“Peterborough are a good side and Steve Evans is a character who produces good teams which play good attacking football, he brings entertainment to the game," said Coleman.

“He is a winner and I expect a feisty encounter and I love things like that!”

Goalkeeper Aaron Chapman could make his first return to the Wham Stadium after he moved to Posh in the summer, after keeping 18 clean sheets as Stanley won the League Two title.

Seamus Conneely comes back into the squad after a slight injury kept him out of the Shrewsbury squad.


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