Accrington Stanley defying all logic to sit top of League Two? Exactly | Ben Fisher

14 March 2018 09:55
The manager John Coleman is working wonders with what is thought to be the league’s joint-lowest budget, helped by a forward line he says is statistically better than Liverpool’s“If the league was based on budgets, we’d be relegated at the start of every season,” says the Accrington Stanley midfielder Sean McConville. As it is, though, the Lancashire club, with 10 games to play, are on course for an overdue promotion to League One after missing out on goal difference on the final day of the season in 2016. Last year it was a case of too little, too late.On the first day of pre-season before this campaign John Coleman sat his squad down, plus the kit man, chief executive and other non-playing staff, to set the bar high, with automatic promotion the explicit target. After a December dip Accrington’s form since Christmas, with 11 wins from their past 13 matches, has accelerated them to the summit of League Two. Related: James Brent lays foundations for Plymouth’s dream of greater things | Ben Fisher Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian