John Coleman has stated if Stanley earn promotion this season ‘it will be the biggest achievement in British football.’

The Reds boss is urging football fans without a game today to come and watch Stanley keep up their promotion challenge when they face Newport at home this afternoon.

He hopes his side will create history this season – and he says the public are missing out if they don’t come to the Wham Stadium.

“We are playing some fantastic football, there have been some great games and a lot of the Accrington public are missing out on what could be great times for Accrington Stanley,” said Coleman.

“It’s always better to be there from the beginning and so if they come now they will hopefully be part of watching what could be a historic season for Accrington.

“If Accrington get promoted this season it will be the biggest achievement in British football.”

The Reds are in fourth place and take on Newport County, who are struggling at the lower reaches of League Two.

John Sheridan was recently appointed the manager, replacing Terry Butcher, and Coleman won’t underestimate County.

“I have watched Newport a couple of times this season and, similar to York, their performances have deserved more but they haven’t got the results.

“You cannot be kidded by league positions and we will be expecting a tough game. We are on a good run and are in a rich vein of form but we do know that can change quickly and we have got to keep everyone’s feet on the ground.”

Shay McCartan and Joe Wright miss out through international duty.