Stanley boss not worried cup thrashing will disrupt Charlton preparation

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Accrington Stanley boss Jon Coleman has brushed aside their midweek 6-1 mauling at Mansfield ahead of Saturday’shome game against Charlton Athletic.

He made six changes for their League Cup tie on Tuesday night and they were on the end of a heavy defeat.

Next up for the Stanley – who finished top of League Two last season – is Charlton at their Crown Ground.

Coleman said: “Let’s get one thing straight – Accrington won’t win this cup and neither will Mansfield.

“It’s just disappointing we couldn’t reward the fans that travelled and earn a few bob out of the competition, which our club does need.

“We’d have got a good payday if we’d got through to the next round but our main priority is the league.

“I can’t take anything away from Mansfield – they were excellent. We had a very young defence and they capitalised on that.”

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer made 10 changes for their 3-0 defeat at Milton Keynes and opted to watch from the stands as Johnnie Jackson took charge.

The Addicks are missing Jake Forster-Caskey, Billy Clarke, Igor Vetokele, Jason Pearce, Tariqe Fosu and Ben Reeves.

The two clubs have only met twice before – in the 1924 FA Cup. A 0-0 draw at Accrington was followed by a 1-0 home victory for the South Londoners.


Please support your local paper by making a donation

 

 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *