Rotherham Utd v Accrington Stanley

Don Valley, February 15, 7.45pm

FOR a club with few resources and poor crowds, last season’s flirtation with the play-offs was a brilliant effort that failed to be sustained for long enough.

But the eventual 15th place finish was a sign of what they should expect if the first half of this season is an indication.

Accrington are not having a problem losing games but are struggling for wins which has kept them in the lower reaches, albeit not too threatened by the danger zone.

Two goals in the last two minutes earned Accrington a point at Stevenage on Saturday, helping them extend their recent steady run to one defeat in seven.


JOHN Coleman must have the patience of a saint.

Funds are highly unlikely to come the 48-year-old’s way to push higher than the League Two place he guided the club to five years ago.

Instead success comes from providing a breeding ground for young players, something which almost brought a play-off place last term for non-league stalwart Coleman.