JOHN Coleman says he has “unfinished business” with the Football League Trophy after admitting he made a mistake that cost Accrington Stanley last season.

Stanley missed out on a quarter-final tie in January after shipping a 2-0 lead in the second half to lose 4-2 to Bury.

But with a spot in the round of 32 already confirmed with two wins from two in the Trophy this campaign, the Accrington chief is eyeing up the prospect of the possibility of walking out at Wembley.

He said: “I blame myself last year. My decision at half-time against Bury cost us the game. We were 2-0 up and I made a substitution that changed the formation to one I shouldn’t have changed to.

“We would have won the game if I didn’t make that substitution, so I think I owe myself one and owe the club one to try and get it right and progress further than what we did last year. I think we’ve got some unfinished business.”

Speaking ahead of tonight’s group stage game with Liverpool Under-21s at the Wham Stadium, Coleman insisted he will pick as strong as side as possible in order to win and benefit from £10,000 of prize money.

“Many teams in the Football League may choose to play their kids," he said.

"We’ve resisted that temptation – we’ve used our first team squad. When you’ve got a realistic chance of winning it you should go all out for it.

“People don’t realise how much £10,000 means to Accrington.

"It’s like small change to Liverpool but it can make a difference between us doing one or two things differently going forward.”

With one point from two games, Liverpool sit fourth in Group B, which also consists of Accrington's League One counterparts Fleetwood Town and League Two Oldham Athletic.

Liverpool fan Coleman believes having Premier League Under-21s sides in the competition is beneficial for the development of young players, hinting at the possibility of Stanley recruiting some of them in the future.

“I’ve watched them a couple of times already this season," he said.

"They have got good players and it will be interesting to see how they develop.

"I think it’s a good thing that they are allowed in the tournament, as it puts the players in the shop window for at least three games playing against men.”