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Respect for Coleman

8 September 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan has spoken of his respect for Accrington boss John Coleman ahead of Saturday's match.

The Magpies welcome Stanley to Meadow Lane in the latest round of Sky Bet League Two fixtures.

And, while Sheridan knows he is up against a talented, experienced opposite number in Coleman, his expectations haven't been lowered in the build-up to the match.

He said: "Accrington are a decent team. I really like the manager - I think he does a brilliant job with what he’s got.

"They were one of the best sides in the league last year – he’s lost a few good players but he has them playing the right way.

"I know it’ll be a tough game but, whoever we’re playing at home, I expect us to beat. That’s the way we go into the game.

"We’re unbeaten in four and on a decent little run but we know the importance of going to try and win the game."

Sheridan has a dilemma on his hands after being impressed by a number of players in Notts' reserves 1-1 behind-closed-doors draw against Rotherham in midweek.

He said: "Again, selection is going to be very difficult for me.

"We had a good workout during the week, playing against a really strong Rotherham side. I went to the game and they didn’t half play well – they’re giving me problems. We were the better side.

"Accrington are different to Grimsby so, if I make changes, it will be to push us to hopefully win the game.

"I’m very comfortable with whoever I play. I’ve got confidence that, if I make a change, they will come in and fit into what we're trying to do.

"It’s difficult, leaving players out of the team, but it’s a problem I don’t mind."

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