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Full house can spur us on: Coley

In-form Bolton are next up for Stanley

21 November 2019

John Coleman is hoping a bumper crowd will spur his side on to victory against Bolton Wanderers at the Wham Stadium on Saturday.

Bolton have sold out their allocation of 2,568 tickets and Stanley have sold all seating, with just a number of tickets left for standing.

Keith Hill’s side are one of the in-form teams with three League One wins on the bounce and, after a 12-point deduction at the start of the season, are now into positive figures.

“You can’t beat it when our ground is full and our fans tend to step up to the plate and raise the noise levels against the bigger numbers of away fans, I am really looking forward to Saturday,” said Coleman.

“Bolton have got a good management team in Keith Hill and Flickers (David Flitcroft) and they have now got a strong side. They have done well to turn around what was a club on the slide, and they have a good fan base so it should make for a cracking game.

“We know what’s happened and it hasn’t been fair on the Bolton supporters, the team and the teams playing them but now it’s about concentrating on the present.

“They started a long way behind but they have got into positive points and will be boosted by that.

“Our priority has not what’s happened in the past but to focus on trying to beat them on Saturday and inflict damage on them like they will be trying to do to us.”

Stanley are trying to get back to winning ways after four league games without a win and they haven’t scored in that time.

“We got our performance levels back up in the second half against Rotherham and we have got to continue in the right direction and score goals, we need to start scoring goals.

“We had a bit of a goal drought last season and then got a penalty against Sunderland and then we scored a second soon after so we know we can turn it around.

“We have been trying different things as you don’t want to put too much pressure on and get players tense about it. We are making chances, we just need to improve our finishing.”

Mark Hughes returns in defence after a one-match suspension but Callum Johnson is out for one game for five yellow cards. Stanley will monitor Aji Alese after he picked up a knock with England Under 19s.

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