Stanley boss John Coleman believes supporters travelling to Bloomfield Road tomorrow can play a huge part.

The Reds take on a Blackpool side two points above them as they look to continue their 13 match unbeaten run and climb closer to League Two’s play-off places.

It’s just a short trip from Accrington to the seaside and Coley believes the fans will be making the trip in their numbers.

“I think this will be a great experience,” he said. “We’ll probably take a big following, maybe 600 or 700 and the one thing you can say about travelling Accy fans is that when they come in their numbers they make the noise.

“To all intents and purposes it could be like a home game for us, with the noise that they make. They’ll be very important and I know that the players won’t want to let those fans down.

“Momentum can build and confidence builds. That’s certainly been the case with our players on the run we’ve been on recently.”

The Seasiders are eighth in the league table and just two points from the top seven having only dropped out of the play-off places after two recent defeats.

Coleman’s under no illusions how difficult the game will be as a result.

“Blackpool are a good side,” he added. “People might go on about the fact that they’ve lost their last two games but before that they were unbeaten in 13. We know how far that can take you and you don’t go that long unbeaten without having quality. They have lots of quality.

“Gary Bowyer has done a great job. They’ve turned up some really good results and played some good football as well. I’ve watched them a few times this season and been impressed.”

Back in October in the corresponding fixture at the Wham Stadium Blackpool looked on course for a 1-0 win until two last gasp Rommy Boco goals turned the game in Stanley’s favour.

But the manager doesn’t expect that match to have an effect on what happens this time around.

“Football is a funny game and sometimes matches that you feel you’re going to win you don’t and some you turn things round when it looks like you won’t,” concluded Coley. “The game earlier in the season will have no bearing on this one. We’re a different animal since that game and I think they’re a different animal too. We just have to think about the threat they are going to pose now, how we can negate it and pose our own threats to them.”