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Coley aims for new signings

17 January 2019

John Coleman is hoping to have at least one new face in the team for Stanley's trip to Charlton Athletic this weekend.

The Stanley boss has already added left back Liam Gibson, on loan from Newcastle United, and striker Luke Armstrong, on loan from Middlesbrough, and Coleman said he is still looking for a goalkeeper, defender and striker.

"We have one or two lined up which we hope to get over the line before Saturday and then one that's on the back burner over the weekend," said Coleman.

"I like to do my business early but you are in the hands of other people.

"I am pleased with the two signings we have already, they have been here a week now and will be used to the way we play and with their surroundings.

"It's easy to ingratiate yourself here, they are a great bunch of lads who make players feel welcome. It helps that Liam and Luke knew a few players, like Callum Johnson and Dan Barlaser.

"It takes a certain type of player to play for Accrington Stanley and you have to have the drive and desire which they both have."

Jonny Maxted pulled off a superb last ditch save last weekend in the goalless draw with Bristol Rovers and he has the No. 1 spot at the moment.

"Jonny is a great lad and he played well last week. He has been ill this week which is a blow for him but he has overcome it.

"I am in no great rush to bring a goalkeeper in as I want to take my time and get the right one."

Coleman is still in talks with Rotherham over bringing Michael Ihiekwe back to the club.


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