IN-FORM Accrington Stanley will look to continue their impressive streak when they travel to Wigan Athletic tomorrow.

But despite the Latics’ struggles at the bottom of League One, and uncertainty surrounding the club’s future amid an on-off takeover, John Coleman is guarding against complacency.

“I have watched a lot of Wigan and, if you see the games, they get beat by the odd goal and they have been quite unfortunate on numerous occasions,” said the Stanley boss.

“They have got good players, they have got a blend of youth, they have one of the better academies coming through and players have been thrust into first team roles and some have embraced it.”

There are familiar faces on Wigan’s management and backroom team, with former Stanley player and manager Leam Richardson in charge, youth team product Peter Murphy is head of the club’s Under 18s, while ex-Accrington striker Kal Naismith joined the club over two years ago, when Paul Cook - who played for and managed the Reds - was Latics boss.

“I speak to Peter and play golf with him now and again,” said Coleman.

“He is great lad, he did absolutely wonderful for Accrington and epitomises what this club is all about.

“We got every last drop out of his career, unfortunately it was cut short with injury, but he never left anything behind, he gave his all in every training session and replicated that when he went out onto the pitch.”

Of Naismith he added: “I love Kal, he is a cracking lad, he has a great attitude and was really good around the place.

“I know he took a knock on Saturday so he might be doubtful.”

Some of Coleman’s players, including Tariq Uwakwe, are nursing knocks from Tuesday night’s Papa John’s Trophy win over Manchester United Under 21s, but he is hopeful they will all be fit enough for selection tomorrow.