John Coleman expects a reaction from ninth placed Stevenage after their 7-1 defeat by Luton on Saturday.
The fourth placed Reds travel to the Lamex Stadium tomorrow night looking to make it two wins on the trot.
“I do expect a reaction,” said Coleman. “We are possibly playing them at the wrong time but we can’t judge them on one game, we will judge them over the season so far.
“They have had some good results and are high up in the table – they got a soft penalty given against them against Luton and sometimes these things go for you or against you.
“I am sure they won’t get too downbeat about it and they want to make a statement against us and that will make it a trickier game.
“There are no dummies in this league, there are lots of strong sides and everyone is capable of having an off-day.
“The teams that have the least off-days are the ones who get promoted. All teams have their own problems they can cause.”
Coleman believes his side are serving up a treat, especially in the first half in their 1-0 win over Coventry, and there is plenty of attraction in League Two football.
“I chat with a man who supports Preston who comes to us when Preston are away and he talks about this as proper football, where there is hard work and passion,” added Coleman.
“You only have to look at our goal against Coventry. I was pleased that all four of our attacking players were involved – it was Billy Kee’s header, a lovely back heel from Kayden Jackson, Jordan (Clark) knew where Sean McConville was and Sean finished well.
“You can’t just rely on your strikers every game, any team who is up there needs their midfielders to chip in as well and Sean has had a few chances this season, hitting the woodwork a couple of times, so it was good he scored.”