Date: 8th August 2010 at 7:06pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman believes that his side ‘shaded the game’ against Aldershot Town on Saturday afternoon, despite the season opener ending goalless.

The Reds were the superior team, dominating possession for most of the first period, but a dull East Lancastrian climate and a pitch that could have been better, eventually got the better of the two sides.

‘We were on the front foot and we were aggressive,’ said Coleman speaking to the official website.

‘We looked to ask the questions and on another day maybe one or two of the chances would have gone in.’

‘I’m pleased with the performance but I think we can get better. I think the pitch ended up hampering us with the way that it softened up but we’ve got something to build on now.’

Next up, Stanley travel to The Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening for the First Round of this seasons’ Carling Cup competition, where the Reds will square up against npower Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers.

But The Crown Ground club could be without new signing Rory Boulding, who limped off with a slight knock in the draw against Aldershot, while fellow newcomer Craig Lindfield is still playing the waiting game on his injury, after missing out on the opening game of the season.

Coleman continued: “We’ll have to assess it tomorrow.

“It’s not ideal with Craig still not quite being right so we’ll have to look at it again on Monday.

“It’s Sod’s law but we’ll have to try our best and see what we can come up with for Tuesday.”