STANLEY boss John Coleman is wary of the threat posed by Cambridge United as he attempts to keep his high-flying Reds side in League Two’s top three.

The Accrington chief is targeting a two point a game average to secure promotion and his side head into the weekend on track with 32 points from their opening 16 games.

That return has the Reds in second and a win could take them top if they better Notts County’s result at Stevenage.

And Coleman is keen to maintain momentum having seen his side lose just one of their last six matches.

He said: “Every game we play we have to try and take the opportunity to take maximum points.

“Every game is going to be difficult, you can’t identify taking a point in that or losing one and winning the next game because you are not guaranteed of winning any game in this league.

“You have to be at your best all the while or certainly as close to your best as you can.

“You have to have a lot of your players hitting decent to top form, if you have three or four below par you generally lose games in this league.”

The trip to the Abbey Stadium pits the Reds against a Cambridge side who have pieced together a five game unbeaten run and sit 10th in the table, three points off the play-offs.

Coleman added: “We know all about Cambridge and how they play and how Shaun Derry will set his side up.

“They are a big and strong and there wont be any surprises in how they play.

“They are a typical League Two side who can beat anyone on their day and can probably lose to anybody on their day, similar to ourselves.

“We have to be at our best if we are going to beat them. They are a very very capable side and I wouldn’t be surprised if they are knocking about at the top end come the end of the season.”

The Reds are at full strength for the weekend clash with Scott Brown having overcome a knock sustained in the Checkatrade Trophy win over Wigan.