John Coleman hopes a ‘good week’ for the Reds ends with a positive result at Coventry on Saturday – who are going for a club record of consecutive wins.
Stanley players tried out cryotherapy – cold therapy – on Monday, a senior side beat Bury in the Quarter Finals of the Lancashire Cup on Tuesday and the youth team were 3-0 victors over Tranmere in the FA Youth Cup last night.
“It has been a good week,” said Coleman. “The players enjoyed trying out the cryotherapy to help their recovery from games.
“Then players who haven’t had many chances to play this season got their opportunity in the Lancashire Senior Cup, they won 3-0 and the lads who played showed excellent appetite for the game which bodes well for the future.
“Then I watched the youth team and it was a big game for them. The FA Youth Cup is special and our players raised their game and it was a really good performance.
“Now we are preparing for Coventry. We did well there last season, although they were decimated by injuries, and had a narrow 1-0 win at the Wham Stadium but it will be a totally different Coventry side on Saturday.”
Coventry, promoted via Wembley last season, are in seventh place in the league and have won five on the trot – they are going for a joint club record of six straight wins, set in 1964, on Saturday.
“Coventry are trying to make history and it’s a watershed moment for them but we have had lots of watershed moments this season and we will be going there to win.”
Stanley will be without Sean McConville who has picked up five bookings but have winger Jordan Clark back after his suspension.
“It’s odd to have both wingers suspended early on. I felt some of the bookings were ridiculous but I am not a referee.
“Sean is a talent and he is a talisman as, when he scores, we tend to win but we have Jordan back and Piero Mingoia ready.
“We went to Coventry last season without Sean and won so we have to hope that’s an omen.”