John Coleman predicts good term for Accrington Stanley

John Coleman
Coleman guided Stanley to a fifth place finish last season

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman believes his side can have another good season in League Two.

The Lancashire club reached the play-off semi-finals last season but then saw key duo Phil Edwards and Jimmy Ryan leave for League One clubs.

"It was all doom and gloom at the end of the season when we lost a load of players," Coleman, Stanley boss since 1999, told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"Slowly we're getting a set of lads together who want to work hard."

Stanley are 16th in League Two having collected 10 points from eight games following Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Rotherham.

Coleman added: "We're still disappointed that we haven't won and that's a benchmark on where we want to be.

"We want to win our home games, then points away from home become favourable. But it's there for people to see.

"I'm getting a team that is prepared to play passing, attacking football when it's allowed and if we can improve our cutting edge going forward, we can be a match for anyone."