THE EFL Trophy is a competition earmarked by Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman as one the club wants to succeed in according to Sean McConville.

Stanley are yet to enjoy a trip to Wembley Stadium and reaching the final of this competition is a way of doing that.

The Reds vice captain will not feature in tomorrow's home tie against Keith Hill's side after sustaining a shoulder injury in the 1-1 draw at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

"The manager has earmarked that competition as one he wants to go strong in, he wants that trip to Wembley, so I feel he’ll go strong on Tuesday," said McConville after he scored Stanley's goal at Prenton Park on Saturday.

"It’ll be a good game; Bolton will bring a lot of fans over and they’re the games you want to be involved in and I probably won’t be involved in it if I had to say now. "I’ll do my utmost to get back as soon as I can.

"We sat down and earmarked it, it’s a good earner for the club. I’m sure the chairman likes that competition because it brings in a bit of revenue maybe for the gaffer to spend in January.

"We’re one of the only couple of clubs in the EFL that haven’t been to Wembley, so I know that plays on the gaffer’s mind a little bit and he’ll be wanting to go strong."

McConville will miss tomorrow's match after landing awkwardly on his shoulder.

The man who has scored three goals in two games believes he is struggling for some luck so far this campaign.

"I’m pleased to get the goal but it’s disappointing because I’ve popped my shoulder again," he added.

"I just feel this season, someone is looking down on me and not giving me any of the luck I’ve had in the previous five or six years.

"It’s been stop start with injuries and suspensions. Just as I feel like I’m getting back to myself and building some form and really driving the team on, it’s sods law that happens. "I’m just praying it isn’t as bad as what I fear it is when I go for a scan.

"I knew straight away, I felt a bit of a click in there, it felt exactly the same as what I’d done against Southend a couple of months ago and you do know straight away. "I tried to play on, swallowed a few painkillers and then I remember going for a ball down the outside and I couldn’t even move my arm, so I was in a position where I was hindering the lads because I wasn’t 100%.

"I’ve out my hand up and come off, I’m in a sling now, I’ll get a scan and fingers crossed everything is ok.

"It’s a bit sad for me because I feel like I’ve been coming back into a bit of form and playing football like I should be playing.

"One thing or another is holding me back at the moment like injuries or suspensions. I just need that run of games like I usually have."