JOHN Coleman wants to end Accrington Stanley’s Wembley "jinx" as they look to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Papa John’s Trophy at Lincoln City tonight.

The Reds swap their League One promotion push for cup football and while Coleman knows it will be a tough test against the division’s leaders, he is well aware of what is at stake.

“Lincoln is a big game,” he told the club website. “I have made no secret of the fact I want to get to Wembley.

“I want to get rid of that jinx of us being one of only two clubs in the EFL who haven’t been to Wembley so we would like to get that off our backs.

“It will be a tough game and we have got to gear ourselves up for a lot of tough games in a short space of time.”

Coleman, who guided his side to an impressive 2-0 win at Charlton on Friday night, will re-shuffle his pack with Michael Nottingham and Jon Russell cup-tied while Cameron Burgess is suspended.

He said: “I have got to give others a chance due to players being cup-tied, injuries and suspensions, I have got no choice but to change my starting XI but we focus a lot on shape in training and patterns of play and players know what is expected of them and whoever goes in to do their jobs will be aware of what their roles are.”

If it’s all-square after 90 minutes at LNER Stadium the tie will go straight to penalties.

Coleman added: “I always like cup games, this competition has been maligned but not for me. I like the cup, it’s a realistic chance to get to Wembley we can earn a few bob along the way which is always good for a club of our stature.

“Football is always exciting for me but it’s a pale imitation without the fans but we can only do what we can do and give it our best shot and we will do.”

Stanley moved in to the play-off places after being the Addicks but despite having games in hands on teams above them, Coleman is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

“You don’t get carried away with things like that, it’s only one win, you only get three points for it and it doesn’t matter who you play,” he said.

“It was pleasing it was on the television, maybe teams will take a little bit more notice of us now, but we have just got to try and focus on winning as many games as we can.

“That’s always been our remit every season and nothing has changed. It’s a good win but the moment you step back and start smelling yourself and think you have arrived, you will very quickly plummet down to earth and we will guard against that.

“We have got players in there who will guard against it themselves and keep everyone else in check and they are a great set of lads, they will work hard and try and get as many points as they can.”