John Coleman admits that the 10 day gap without a game isn’t ideal – but he believes his side will be on top form tomorrow.

Stanley, who remain in third place despite not playing last weekend, travel to fellow promotion chasers Lincoln City tomorrow.

The Imps have won their last three games – including a 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy win over Coleman’s side in Stanley’s last match.

“The players have shown energy and desire in training this week and hopefully at 3pm tomorrow we will see this,” said Coleman.

“Last week’s postponement against Swindon was difficult as the players were up for it, they had pent up adrenaline, and it has been a few weeks since we played a league game and that can become a problem.

“Our last league game was at Exeter where we didn’t play well and we lost. We didn’t turn up but we haven’t done that too often this season.

“We know, no matter what style of football the opposition plays, if we stick to our game plan and stamp our authority on the game, we are a match for anyone in this league and that’s what we have to do tomorrow.

“We do now have a game in hand in the league but you have to be mindful of the fact that doesn’t mean three points on our total. I have had enough games called off in the past to know that’s not always the case.”