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INTERVIEW: Coley on the EFL Trophy clash with Blackpool

Chance to shine for squad players

5 October 2020

John Coleman wants to see more of the same tomorrow night as Accrington Stanley welcome League One rivals Blackpool to the Wham Stadium in the second Group G game of the EFL Trophy.

The Reds came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon on Saturday in League One and Coleman was pleased with his side’s performance after back-to-back defeats.

“We played more how I want us to play against Wimbledon," said the Reds boss.

“If you win everyone is happy and away from home and trailing at one point, it shows the character of our team and we want to build on that and keep it going.

“We will approach tomorrow's game like any other and we will be trying to win. There maybe one or two changes but we want to keep that winning habit.

“It will be a tough game, they have a big squad which means they are strong whatever team they put out."

Coleman may make a couple of changes while suspended striker Dion Charles is eligible for this game.

“We haven’t got the biggest squad so there won’t be wholesale changes. We don’t really have fringe players as everyone in our squad is capable of playing in the first team.”

The Reds won their opening game in this competition 7-0 against Leeds Under 21s while Neil Critchley’s side beat Barrow on penalties.


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