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Coleman expects entertainment

22 March 2019

Stanley manager John Coleman is expecting an entertaining game when his side take on Burton Albion tomorrow.

Billy Kee's 84th minute penalty rescued a point for Stanley at home against Burton in September, and the Reds travel to the Pirelli Stadium this weekend looking for back-to-back League One wins for the first time since Boxing Day 2018.

Coleman's side are six points behind the 11th-placed Brewers, with two games in hand on the hosts, and the boss says he is looking up the table rather than down.

"We haven't set ourselves any targets," said Coleman. "What we've said is try and get as many wins as we can and I think the quicker you get a couple of wins and edge towards safety, the more relaxed you become and the greater the chance of winning even more.

"My first priority is to try and get into the top half of the table, and see where that takes us.

"I think we play good football and I think they've got a style of football that is interesting because it's quite different to other teams. They've got good players and we've got good players so it should make for a good game.

"They've got one of the strangest footballers in the country in Lucas Akins. He's a fantastic player, I remember him playing for Tranmere against us, and he can play anywhere. Right back, left back, centre half, centre forward, left wing or right wing, and that's only this season.

"They've got a very energetic midfield, a very attacking midfield and they've had some good results this year. Like us they probably feel that they should be higher up than they are.

"It will be an entertaining game that's for sure."

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