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I admire Fleetwood: Coley

15 September 2018

John Coleman is full of admiration for Fleetwood's climb up the leagues.

When Coleman was playing at Highbury for a number of clubs, Fleetwood were in the North West Counties League.

Now they have established themselves in League One and, similar to Stanley, have moved up from the non-league ranks in recent years.

“The chairman at Fleetwood Andrew Pilley is doing a great job," said Coleman. "He has not just invested in the team but he has invested in the infrastructure around the place, the ground and the training ground, and our chairman Andy Holt is following suit.

“I used to go there at the old Highbury and had some tough battles there but have some quite good memories. You wouldn't recognise it from where we used to play though.

“Now, from where they have come, they have grown into an established League One team and I do wish them every success, except on Saturday.”

Coleman's side are unbeaten away from home in the league this season as Stanley get used to life in League One.

“This league is not that different from League Two. I think the forwards are a bit livelier, quicker and sharper.

“We are defending quite well and the difference this year is we aren't putting our chances away. We are still creating chances so there is no need to worry and they will eventually go in.”


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