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INTERVIEW: Coley on tomorrow's game against Burton

The Reds will visit the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion for the second time this season

18 September 2020

After facing Burton Albion just two weeks ago, Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman knows that his side will have to overcome a very tough opposition if they are to clinch all three points tomorrow afternoon.

It's only been two weeks since the Reds visited the Pirelli Stadium in the Carabao Cup, but Coleman admitted that his side are already fully aware of the dangers that Jake Buxton's side can pose.

"We're learning about their style of play and we know about Burton anyway.

"It's a different game now and there's three points at stake, and both teams will be going all out to try and get them."

Stanley started their Sky Bet League One campaign with an impressive victory over Peterborough United, and Coleman is aware that his side need to accumulate as many points as soon as possible.

"We possibly got Peterborough at the right time, and we've got a tough game coming up against Burton.

"We've seen them first-hand last week and we've seen a bit of them this week as well and that it'll be a tough game, but every game we play is going to be tough.

"We've got to try and get as many points on the board as we can, as early as we can."

Coleman signed a new four-year contract yesterday and the Reds boss explained that the trust he has with owner Andy Holt was a key factor in him choosing to extend his stay at the club.

"I've said before that I've never needed a contract here, I've worked for 10 or 12 years without one.

"I know Andy Holt well enough to trust him and I know he trusts me, so there's never been an issue with that."

Jimmy Bell and John Doolan have also signed new contracts until 2024, and Coleman acknowledged that this shows a big commitment from both the management team and from the club as well.

"It's good security for both parties really, for me, Jimmy and John and for the club as well, everyone's been texting me saying congratulations but it's just life as normal for me.

"I think that you get to the stage where you don't really want your manager on shorter contracts than some of the players, so I think you have to be mindful of that.

"It is a commitment on both parts but as I've said before, we're very happy here and I see us remaining to be happy here."

Midfielder Sam Finley left the Reds on Wednesday and Coleman is adamant that it won't take long for the 28-year-old to get a new club.

"Sam was a bit frustrated about the ban, and I think it just got to a situation where he felt he needed a fresh start and we weren't going to stand in his way.

"He's left with our best wishes and I hope he does really well, I'm sure he'll get a club very quickly and I hope he hits the ground running."

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