2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

Coleman: Back our promotion push

accrington stanley

2:53pm 5th October 2017

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman's calling on local supporters to get down to the Wham Stadium this weekend and support his side's promotion push.

With the international break coming this weekend, the Reds are hopeful of a bumper crowd for their game with Luton Town.

Stanley go into the game sitting third in the League Two table, unbeaten in four outings.

Ahead of the game, Coleman's been speaking to the club website:

"I would urge anybody to come down and see what we are all about,” he said. “You’ve got two form teams who both like to score goals, it won't be a dour game that's for sure.

"I've been saying it for the past few years, we play some terrific football here and if you don’t come along then your missing out.

"I was pleased with the crowd in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night and for the ticket price that they paid they got excellent value for their money, the product we serve up here is as good as you will get anywhere else.

"There’s some real quality in this league and that will be on display Saturday."

This weekend's opposition Luton are just two points and two places behind Stanley in the League Two table.

It's a return home for the Reds following back-to-back away wins.

Coleman believes the home form will be crucial to any potential success this season:

"It's important that we win a great proportion of our home games.

"You don't see teams with inconsistent home form going up, the crowd do play a big part in that, they are always up for it against the big teams so we're looking forward to a good atmosphere.

"We like these games, Luton will bring a big travelling support with them, it possibly brings out an extra couple of per cent in the players.

"We lost this fixture last year and I'm still scratching my head about it, we know all about Luton and they will know all about us.

"I just hope we can get back to playing the way that I know we can play, creating chances and outnumbering the opposition with possession."

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all 2BR platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Roberto Firmino urged by Sadio Mane to play for Liverpool with one eye

Roberto Firmino urged by Sadio Mane to play for Liverpool with one eye

Sadio Mane has revealed he urged Roberto Firmino to play with one eye against Paris Saint-Germain just 24 hours before kick-off.

Adil Rashid set for red-ball Yorkshire deal

Adil Rashid set for red-ball Yorkshire deal

Adil Rashid is close to agreeing a new contract with Yorkshire which will include him returning to play red-ball cricket for the county, Sky Sports News understands.

Most read
burnley fans athens

Burnley fan stabbed in Greece

It happened before the match with Olympiakos

police after burnley fan violence 3

Police knew about planned football violence

They tried to attack fans, stewards and officers

Suggested Articles

Jeremy Corbyn backs Sky News' election TV debate campaign

National News: Jeremy Corbyn has backed Sky News' campaign for an independent commission to run TV debates between party leaders ahead of general elections.

A Lancashire children's charity steps back in time with Heritage Day

Local News: CANW was built on the foundations of Blackburn Orphanage

Darwen tower walk back on

Local News: Part of huge fundraising drive for repairs

Top Articles

Lancashire road closures as Storm Ali hits

Local News: Some trees have been knocked down

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

Uganda Appeal: Re-visiting some of the people 2BR met

Local News: A month on, 2BR has a few updates for you

Olly Stone earns first England call-up for Sri Lanka ODI series

Sport: Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone has received his first England call-up for next month's one-day international series in Sri Lanka.

10 of Denis Norden's best lines on everyday life

Showbiz: British TV presenter and scriptwriter Denis Norden - best known as the host of long-running out-takes show It'll Be Alright On The Night - has died at the age of 96.

Britain told to 'rework' Irish border proposals as Brexit talks enter 'decisive phase'

National News: Britain has been told it must "rework" its proposals on the Irish border as the Brexit negotiations enter a "decisive phase".

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam freed from jail

World News: A court has ordered the release of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter two months after they were jailed for corruption.

Orla Kiely fashion label closes down stores

Business News: Fashion brand Orla Kiely has fallen victim to the UK's current cut-throat retail climate and ceased trading.

Macron-mania: £300k of presidential memorabilia sold in days

Strange News: He may be slipping in the opinion polls, but Emmanuel Macron is still riding high with one important constituency - online shoppers.

MORTGAGES: What to expect in 2018

Local News: How you can pay your mortgage off early

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

Local News: They're the lucky ones - says Lancashire mum

LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Tom Heaton

Local News: See how the keeper is saving more than just shots in Lancashire

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

Non-News: Get your half price voucher for Hollywood Star in Burnley now.

No mountain high enough to stop this hit

On This Day: Listen back to this Diana Ross classic

VIDEO Something Worth Fighting For

Local News: You've never seen a journalist do this...

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Losing sleep to care for a family member

Local News: Challenges facing the UK's 700,000 young carers

Most Read

Burnley fan stabbed in Greece

Sport: It happened before the match with Olympiakos

Police knew about planned football violence

Sport: They tried to attack fans, stewards and officers

@2BR