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'Acceptable' start: Coley

6 November 2018

John Coleman calls his side's start to League One life as ‘acceptable' with Stanley in sixth place.

The Reds have now played 17 games and have a break from league action with Checkatrade Trophy tonight and FA Cup action on Saturday.

“One-third of the season has gone so the season has started now,” said Coleman. “I think it's been an acceptable start but we should have four or five more points.

“Every year we are tipped to go down, whatever league we are in, but we don't worry about that. We just keep our heads down and try and win games. It hasn't be a spectacular start but it's been ok.

“People might think I am being churlish but I judge us as a good football club with great players and we are where we should be but I believe we should be higher.”

Stanley is hoping his players who come in tonight for the Checkatrade Trophy group clash with West Brom Under 21s (7.45pm) will impress.

“We had three players who weren't in the team at the start of the season – Dan Barlaser, Sam Finley and Offrande Zanzala – and they are now regulars so it shows if players can get into the team, they do stay there if they do well.”


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