John Coleman is hoping his players take a cue from a famous charity feat of endurance as they look to take three points from their second game of the Easter weekend.

Having beaten Leyton Orient on Good Friday it’s an Easter Monday trip to Wales to take on Newport County tomorrow.

The Stanley manager is keen for his team to chalk up a third successive victory and prove themselves to be relentless in their pursuit of automatic promotion.

“We just have to keep going,” he explained. “If ever we needed inspiration we just have to look at Eddie Izzard who has just kept going (running marathons). You can’t afford to think about anything else, just keep going and in our case keep trying to win. If we can keep winning we’ll give ourselves a great chance of ending the season where we want to be.

“Most of the teams around us won over the weekend so it was essential to stay in there by winning on Good Friday and we have to do that again now. Newport will present us with their own problems. Warren Feeney has done and good job since going in there and they have had some good results. We’ll have to be at our best, like we were against Orient.

“We’ll face a lot of different propositions along the way to the end of the season and we have to have an answer to them all. It’s no good worrying or moaning about how teams set up. We’ve got good competition for places which can only help us and our primary focus has to be on us.

“With it being Friday-Monday it’s similar to Saturday-Tuesday which we are well used to. Easter can be a defining weekend. Half the job is done for us in terms of the points. Now it’s a massive battle against Newport to see if we can make it six from six.”