JOHN Coleman believes Stanley's FA Cup tie against Crewe Alexandra will bring back some nostalgia for the older Reds fans.

The pair were drawn against each other in 1992 where Crewe ran out 6-1 winners at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park.

It is now Stanley who come into this match ranked in a higher league than Saturday's opposition.

"Prior to me coming here, Accrington played Crewe in an FA Cup and it was that big of a game for Accrington they had to switch to Ewood Park. The older fans will remember that," said Coleman.

"I think Accrington lost 6-1. If you’d have told them then that we’d be playing them again and they’d be coming to us in a higher league, I think they’d have bitten your hands off for that scenario.

"It’s similar to last years tie against Colchester. They were flying high when we played them.

"They’re a good side, we’ve watched them and if we’re not at our best then they’ll beat us.

"They’re used to winning games and we’ve got to be at our very best to win this one and hopefully, we will be."

Last time out, Stanley earned a point at St Andrews against League One play-off hopefuls Coventry City.

The goalless draw wasn't a thrilling one for both sets of fans, but Coleman appreciates it was a good point to take.

"It was one of them games where we didn’t play particularly well," added the Stanley manager.

"We didn’t play that badly, to be honest, we looked a bit leggy.

"We’ve played miles better than that and lost this season, I think going to Coventry and getting a point is acceptable, the clean sheet is a bonus.

"We know we can build on that; we know we can play better than that and we have played better than that. "That’s probably the first time we’ve looked a bit flat in front of goal making chances.

"Although we did create some chances that could’ve won us the game.

"We have to take that on board and strive to get better, which is what we’ve been trying to do this week."

Coleman thinks there are many other sides in the same position as his - playing well, but not picking up the points they would like.

"Ultimately, it’s about focussing on results. I’m a firm believer in eventually performances do correlate to results," Coleman said.

"I’m sure we’re not the only team who are going through this spell where you feel like you’re playing well, but you’re not getting your rewards.

"Sometimes you feel like you’ve got to change the way you’re playing because the results are more important."