ACCRINGTON Stanley chief John Coleman believes the potential pain of watching other lower league sides have their '15 minutes of fame' in the FA Cup can act as an inspiration to see off the challenge of National League Guiseley on Tuesday.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw at Nethermoor Park and must now see off the non-league side on home turf, with the winners of the Wham Stadium replay facing a trip to Mansfield in the second round.

That would put Stanley within touching distance of a second successive season in the third round and the possibility of a money-spinning, attention-grabbing tie against a Premier League side.

Coleman's men secured that last term, facing Middlesbrough in the fourth round, and he'd be happy to reach that stage again before departing to focus on the battle for promotion out of League Two.

"It’s not always positive (to have a cup run)," Coleman said. "It certainly wasn’t positive last year because once we started going out of the cups last year our form did start to dip. We’ve got to look at it solely as a chance to make money.

"It’s unrealistic to think we’re going to win the FA Cup, but we can put the club on the map, we can earn some money and you can have your 15 minutes of fame.

"It’s good for the players. It only hurts you when you're out and watching others get the coverage and the chance of getting into the third round and the glamour ties. You want to be part of that.

"It helped the club immensely financially and it showed we can compete against good sides. Even the most ardent Middlesbrough fan will feel they were fortunate to win that game.

"But they are one-offs. If you can get to the third or fourth round then you’ve done well for the club and you can concentrate on the league, and that would be my ideal scenario."

Stanley are strong favourites to progress tonight, but Coleman insisted it would be no walkover.

"The bookies will have us as favourites and people will think it’s a foregone conclusion, that Guiseley had their chance at home and they didn’t do it, and now we’ll sweep them aside," the Reds chief said.

"It doesn’t happen (like that), we have to be as good as what we can be and we have to be better than we were when we played them against Guiseley.

"There’s no guarantee you can be like that, but you can strive to be like it and we have got good footballers who have a good work ethic. We’ll try and play our game and hopefully that will be enough.

"You have to stamp your playing style onto the game and we’ve got to have more of the game, it’s got to be played more in their half and we have to be more positive."