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All focus on Shrimps: Coley

1 March 2018

The 'Beast from the East' will not stop Stanley insists manager John Coleman.

As the nation battles heavy snowfall and freezing conditions, and with Saturday's League Two fixture with Newport already postponed, Coleman says his side will continue to prepare as much as possible for their big game with local rivals Morecambe looming on Tuesday.

Stanley currently sit second in the table, thanks to a run of nine wins from 11 games, and the Reds boss is looking to keep that momentum strong, despite difficulties in training this week.

"It's very difficult when you have got players stranded on motorways," he said. "If we hadn't had such a disrupted week we would have probably told them to turn around and go home.

"But we don't want to rest on our laurels, we want to try and keep our fitness levels up and we have to try and do what we can.

"It is frustrating because we can see the end in sight, there are 12 games left - you want to be getting the games played, especially at a time when we are on a decent run of form. You have to do everything as best as you can and you still have to prepare right.

"Preparations will be disrupted, but we still know the way to approach the game, we have studied Morecambe and how they will play - so you can still get the work done on that side of things.

"We have got to focus all of our efforts on getting as many points on the board as possible, if that means working hard in the video room or working hard out on the training field, then it is what we will have to do."

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