JOHN Coleman and Accrington Stanley have made plenty of history over the last few seasons but this weekend attention will turn to stopping Coventry City’s quest for a milestone victory.

The Reds travel to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow to face a Sky Blues side who have won five league games on the bounce to climb to seventh, one point and one place behind Stanley.

Victory for Mark Robins’ men would see them record six straight league victories for the first time since 1964. But the Reds, who did the double over Coventry last season when both teams were promoted from League Two, are hoping to end that run.

“They are looking to make history,” said Coleman. “I think if they win they will win six on the bounce for the first time in 50 years or something like that.

“There have been lots of watershed moments for us this season and they will be trying to have one of their own but all we can think about is trying to win the game.

“We played Coventry last season and they were decimated with injury and illness when we won at their place.

“But gauging it on the home game we had when we won 1-0 in a very narrow victory, we are expecting a tough Coventry side.

“We know they are in great form and are used to winning games. The hard part is not staying on a run it is getting on a run and we have to do our best to stop them.”

Stanley’s record against so called ‘bigger clubs’ has been good in recent seasons with the Reds having taken points off Charlton and Portsmouth and beaten Peterborough this term.

And Coleman believes the type of test posed by Coventry can bring the best out of his players.

“We generally play better at the big grounds,” he added.

“We pass the ball well and try and play our game. We know how they play and we will come up with what we think is the best plan to try and get a result.”

Both teams have adapted well to life in the third tier and, together with Luton, make a trio of newly-promoted sides in the top seven.

Coleman has said all season that he felt his squad were equipped to adapt to League One and believes the right dressing room mix has played a part in their strong start, not that anyone at the Wham Stadium will be allowed to get carried away.

“If someone had offered us this at the start of the season then obviously you would have taken it but we set ourselves high standards so it is not a surprise to us,” said the Reds chief.

“The lads take everything in their stride and don’t get carried away and if they do they are soon brought back down to earth.

“The dressing room polices itself a lot, we have good senior pros there and there are good young lads who are coming in and add to the dynamic and their contribution to training makes it fun.”