Date: 31st December 2007 at 7:16pm
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ACCRINGTON STANLEY gaffer John Coleman has insisted that his side needs to get ‘Back to good home performances’ as soon as possible if the Reds are going to get anywhere in this league.

And with Bradford City visiting the Fraser Eagle Stadium on New Years day, Coleman’s boys have the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways at home after successive away victorys at Grimsby and Mansfield.

And of course the last time Accrington and Bradford met was at Valley Parade and the game finished with Stanley winning 3-0, but the game also saw keeper Kenny Arthur break his leg. An injury the Scot hasn’t yet recovered from.

Coleman would love a repeat scoreline tomorrow afternoon but insisted he would accept a 1-0 win, with the winning goal coming off Paul Mullin’s backside.

But home performances is what the passionate scouser wants from his side. ‘We need to get back to good home performances.’ Coleman told The Lancashire Telegraph.

‘We lost our last game at home, but the performance was not overly bad.

‘So the omens are looking good, and there’s signs that there is a bit of a revival at home. Hopefully, we can continue that with another good performance.’

‘It’s frustrating because if we could have turned in any decent kind of home form, we might be knocking on the play-off door.

‘But we have to forget what’s gone on, learn from it, and move forward.

‘But it’s only because we want to do so well for the team, the town, and for ourselves.

‘I would personally like us to make it a fortress at home.

‘I know we’ve got the potential to do it, because we did it last year, and I think we’ve got a better squad this season.’