John Coleman plans to rotate his squad for tonight’s Trophy tie with Fleetwood Town but is going all-out for the win.

The Reds chalked up their first win of the season against MK Dons on Saturday but take a break from league action tonight against the Cod Army.

The cup tie, the first of three group matches, offers Coleman the chance to hand minutes to several players, with summer signings Phil Edwards, Ben Barclay, Lamine Kaba-Sherif and Wilson Carvalho all likely to come into the boss’ thinking.

The two sides meet just 10 days on from the League One clash at Highbury in which Joey Barton’s side came out 2-0 winners. But Coleman doesn’t feel that will have any impact on tonight’ game.

“Whatever team I put out will be able to compete, I have lads in the squad who will all compete and I go into every game wanting to win,” said Coleman.

“I like this competition, I like competing and I like winning games of football and so tonight will be all about the win.

“My team won’t be severely weakened, I won’t be playing the youth team as that’s not fair on those players, and I will give the competition the respect it deserves.

“Players do benefit from playing a couple of games in this competition.

“This is another game, we have moved on from that and it has nothing extra for me as I already 100-per-cent want to win.”

Stanley will be without Swansea City loanee Courtney Baker-Richardson, who is set to be sidelined for around eight weeks, while fellow striker Offrande Zanzala is set to undergo a scan on a hamstring problem.

The Reds had picked up just one point from their opening four games, before the MK Dons victory, and assistant Jimmy Bell explained there had been a real focus among the squad to end August on a high.

And Bell took heart from compliments from MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale after Saturday’s 2-1 win.

He added: “We had a lot of soul searching since the Fleetwood game, a lot of harsh words have been spoken and we told them that we’ve got to stop being good footballers, and we’ve got to be good defenders first.

“I think you saw a different Accrington, you saw a more resilient Accrington.

“We were eager to get the first three points on the board this season, so we were going to get that but I think the performance deserved a lot more than that.

“We should have been out of sight, we missed the penalty, we missed a host of great chances and we got a great compliment off their manager (Paul Tisdale) at the end, as he said ‘you’re a very good team and you fully deserved the three points’, so that summed it up for me.”