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Westley teams are a test: Coley

16 February 2018

John Coleman is ready to lock horns with Graham Westley again as Stanley travel to bottom club Barnet tomorrow.

Former Stevenage and Newport boss Westley took charge of the Bees in January as he looks to help them escape the bottom two.

Coleman has had managerial battles with Westley in non-league and league action over the years and he knows the Barnet boss will know all about Accrington.

“Graham will have Barnet well-organised, he will have tightened them up and he will know all about us as well,” said Coleman, with Stanley in second spot.

“They had a great result against Notts County last Saturday but couldn't follow it up in midweek against Yeovil although I have watched the game and it could have gone either way.

“Graham does his best to set up his side's to win games and he has been successful with it in the past so we know it will be a difficult game.

“It doesn't really matter where they are in the league, as it showed against Notts County.”

Striker John Akinde has been a threat against Stanley in the past but injury has hampered his season although he has got four goals.

“In the last three months of the season, we have 14 wars," continued Coleman. "We didn't play as well as we can on Tuesday against Crewe, we gave up far too many chances and we got disjointed,  and we won't always get away with it.

“But we have a style of playing and we have got to try and stick to it. We have got good players here who are the envy of a lot of teams - we have set ourselves a target of wins, which I won't disclose, and we are trying to keep chipping them off.”

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