Aiming high is only way: Coley
BACK to back victories have catapulted Accrington Stanley to the dizzying heights of fifth in League One – with Reds boss John Coleman putting it all down to a positive frame of mind.
Saturday’s 1-0 win away at Walsall was followed up with a 1-0 win against Doncaster at home on Tuesday.
Stanley were firm favourites for immediate relegation back to League Two at the start of the campaign, but find themselves level on points with mighty Sunderland 11 games in.
And Coley said too many newly promoted clubs approach higher divisions with a negative and he believes it’s the wrong way to go about it.
“It’s unbelievable, but we don’t want to look at other clubs, we just want to try to get ourselves in a position where we can challenge,” he said.
“We’ve always said we want to try to challenge at the top end rather than the bottom end and plenty of clubs would have come up and felt sorry for themselves – ‘oh, I’ve got a small budget, we haven’t got good training facilities, we’ll do well to stay up’.
“Well if you feel like that, don’t bother entering the league!
“If you are entering a league and your only thought is survival then you shouldn’t be entering the league for me.
“And I would even include the Premier League in that – I see teams come into the Premier League and I understand it’s different kettle of fish with all the money.
“But for your own sanity you have got to have a go!”
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman is delighted to see his team having a real go after earning promotion to League One