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Grayson: Make Sure We're At It

Manager Relishing Game Against Accrington Stanley

20 September 2019

Simon Grayson says his Blackpool side needs to be ready for another challenge away at Accrington Stanley this weekend.

The manager is set to come up against a John Coleman side for the first time in his career, and he's well aware of what to expect. 

"I’ve never managed a team against John, I don’t think. I’ve met him a lot at games, reserve games and bits and bobs like that, but I’m not sure I’ve managed against John’s teams," Grayson admitted. 

"He’s a fantastic servant of that football club and what that club has done over a number of years has been fantastic. They play in a certain manner and with a freedom that encourages players to pass the ball around, so we’ve got to make sure that we’re at it.

"We’ve got to give them the respect they deserve because they’re a good team – they got a good result at Wycombe the other night who are flying high in the division. We’ve got to work hard as individuals, be solid as a team and be ruthless in both boxes. We certainly don’t want to undo the good work we did on Tuesday night by being sloppy and complacent."

A strong away following is also expected to make the trip across Lancashire and that noisy backing could once again make a big difference. 

"It’s not too far down the road for us all. Our supporters have been fantastic, even at Doncaster on Tuesday night. There weren’t loads and loads there but they certainly made the noise that helped spur the team on. I’m sure there were some wild scenes in the away end from the last minute winner.

"We now go to Accrington in good spirits and try to replicate a similar sort of performance and get three points again," the manager added. 

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