What Accrington boss John Coleman said about Doncaster Rovers clash

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman is expecting a tough examination of his side’s unbeaten record when they visit Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 11:57 pm

Stanley are four games unbeaten in all competitions and have suffered only two defeats in their last eight matches.

Coleman is convinced his side are capable of competing with any rival team in League One but says they will have to be at their best to take anything away from the Keepmoat on Saturday.

"We know it's going to be a tough game,” He said. “They've got good players and a good manager in Darren Moore.

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Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman

"We know if we get it right then we can match any team in this league."

Despite their good recent record, Stanley have only won one away game in the league so far this season. They currently sit 17th in League One, five points off the bottom three.

But, buoyed by current form, Coleman says his side should only be looking up.

"One of the targets we always set at the start of the season is to have a positive goal difference,” he said.

"Any targets you set have to be realistic or people don't buy into them. Why not target the play-offs and set your targets high.

"We've started a decent run and we've got to maintain that.

"The harsh reality is we didn't beat some teams that we should have, purely because we didn't put the ball in the back of the net."