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Aiming for top: Coley

8 March 2018

Club News

Aiming for top: Coley

8 March 2018

John Coleman would love to win the League Two title - but knows going top on Saturday won't guarantee anything.

Stanley face league leaders Luton Town at Kenilworth Road with the Reds one point behind the Hatters.

Victory would take the Reds to the top - a historic moment for Stanley, since they reformed in 1968.

However, Coleman knows beating Luton will mean nothing with 10 games to go after Saturday's clash.

"I would love to win the title but if we beat Luton and go top, it's just another three points, we haven't won anything," said Coleman.

"People might get carried away but we certainly won't. All I am concerned about is being in the top three after the final day of the season, that's what counts."

Luton have scored a staggering 75 goals this season but the eight point gap they had at the top at the end of January has been whittled down by Stanley who have won six of their last seven fixtures - and drawn the other.

"It doesn't surprise me that the gap has been closed as this league is so even. Any team can beat another on their day, as has been proved.

"Luton are top of the league for a reason, they have scored a lot of goals, they have a huge goal difference and they have been the most consistent team in the league.

"They have been up at the top to be shot at for a long time and they have kept it going. They have good players, a big fan base and are a big club.

"Danny Hylton is a big danger, he has scored a lot of goals and has plenty of experience but you can say the same for some of our players and we won't be worrying about them, we will be aiming to give them things to worry about."

Billy Kee became the first player this season to hit 20 league goals after his penalty winner against Morecambe on Tuesday and Coleman is hopeful Kee won't stop there.

"I am delighted for Billy, you look at how he played on Tuesday and he worked so hard. He is crucial to the way we play and he is as good as anyone in our league."

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