John Coleman: Accrington Stanley seen as 'easy game' by rivals

John Coleman
John Coleman's Accrington Stanley are the only side to have beaten League Two leaders Burton so far in 2015

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman believes his side are taken too lightly by some opposing teams.

Coleman's side beat League Two leaders Burton 1-0 on Tuesday, thanks to Josh Windass' first league goal.

"Teams look at us and think 'that's an easy game', until they actually come here," Coleman told BBC Radio Lancashire. "We hope to shock them.

"When we're expected to win, sometimes we take our foot off the gas. But we've proved we can compete with the best."

After a run of five consecutive defeats between 17 January and 7 February, Stanley have now won three and drawn one of their last four games.

"The effort they put in (against Burton) was magnificent," Coleman added.

"It was an all-round, solid performance against one of the best teams - if not the best - in this league."

Prior to their defeat at the Crown Ground, Burton had not lost since 29 November - an unbeaten run of 13 games.

Accrington are now 12 points above the relegation places and nine points away from the play-off spots.

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