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Boss happy with Magpies test

12 August 2010 07:01
Accrington boss John Coleman has expressed his delight after his side were paired with Newcastle in the second round of the Carling Cup. Stanley will play host to the Premier League side in a televised clash on August 25, and Coleman admits the draw provides the perfect reward following their impressive victory over Doncaster in round one. "It's a big boost for the fans and the club," Coleman told Press Association Sport. "It puts us into the spotlight for a couple of days and brings in some much-needed revenue as well, so it's an all-round great draw for us." Coleman insists there is no danger of his side becoming distracted by the prospect of taking on the Magpies. "We spoke to the players today (Thursday) and told them if they wanted to talk about the game they had to get it out of their system now," he added. "That won't be a problem. We'll be fully focused on our league games."

Source: PA