Stanley manager John Coleman plans to keep it simple when he takes his team to Cambridge United tomorrow as they look to continue their good form in League Two.
The Reds are now in the top half of the table and within striking distance of the promotion places after five league games without defeat.
Coleman expects that run to be put under threat by the U’s and their former Stanley winger Piero Mingoia, who is hoping to recover from injury to be involved.
“Cambridge have got back into some form after a shaky start and will probably be the form team in the league over the last two matches,” said Coley. “We know how hard it will be but if we can get going we can be a match for anyone.
“Piero’s a fantastic player, a great lad and from a great family. His dad still comes and watches us when he can. I hope Piero has a really successful season at Cambridge, just not against us. He’s the type of lad that will fit in anywhere and he’ll do we’ll just because of his work ethic. People respond to him and he’s a good footballer too. I hope he scores a lot of goals – just not on Saturday!”
Coleman has selection questions of his own to answer, with Scott Brown available again after suspension, skipper Seamus Conneely hoping to be back after injury and Billy Kee and Terry Gornell impressing as a partnership in the midweek draw with Mansfield.
“We’ve got options,” explained the manager. “Terry has kept himself sharp and worked hard in training and waited for his opportunity. We have decisions to make and will have more to make when the players who are injured come back. It’s better to be in that position than not have enough.
“You’ve got to be mindful that you don’t get bogged down with systems and we were possibly guilty of doing that on Tuesday. We changed it because of how well we did at the end of the game on Saturday and it didn’t particularly work.
“It’s just eleven against eleven ultimately. Even players can read too much into systems. If you get your eleven players on it you can play whatever system you like. You could probably play 1-9-0 and if they’re all at it then it won’t be a problem. The trick is getting them to all be at it, all want the ball and to show the drive, determination and passion that we want as well as the technical aspects of the game we want.”