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26 January 2018

John Coleman says Crawley Town will see a different Accrington Stanley to the one they faced in December.

Harry Kewell's side beat the Reds 3-2 at the Wham Stadium – going 3-0 up inside 40 minutes – as Stanley went through a bad spell of five defeats on the bounce.

But the Reds are now in a rich vein of form with four successive wins and are chasing Notts County in second spot in League Two as they travel to the Checkatrade.com Stadium tomorrow.

“I hope we will give a better account of ourselves in the first half than we did when we played them in December,” said Coleman.

“They are a good team, I watched them beat Notts County earlier this week and they showed that. At this moment in time, they are one of the better teams in the league.

“Harry Kewell has got them playing really good football. He is doing a smashing job and it's refreshing that he stuck to his principles despite not having the best of starts.

“He believed in what he was doing and it's paying dividends. They are entertaining to watch and, as a football fan, I want to enjoy the game and I did enjoy their game against Notts County.

“It's good to see two teams go hell to leather trying to win the game – I like crash, bang, whallop rather than slow, methodical play.

“It's possibly a bit of a risky way to play but it's the type I like, it's two teams tomorrow who want to pass the ball and not lump it and, in those games, we tend to thrive.”

Captain Seamus Conneely, who has had a groin operation, is still a couple of weeks away from returning to action.


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