ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman says progress in the FA Cup this weekend would give the club’s finances a boost as well as take them a step nearer to the potential of a money-spinning third-round tie.

And while the cup still holds a place in the heart of the Liverpudlian who grew up dreaming of cup glory, he acknowledges the near £23,000 prize money for success against Port Vale tomorrow would be massive for Stanley.

Coleman told the club’s website: “A club of our size, £10,000 or £15,000 prize money is a lot of money for us and we won’t be sneezing at the first-round prize money.

“On a personal note, I want to win every game of football that my team plays.

“I can’t want to win any more or any less, no matter. It could be £1billion at stake or £1 as it wouldn’t change my will to win, you can’t want to win any more than 100 per cent.

“For me the FA Cup always has a special place for me.

“As a kid growing up, that’s one of the few times that you saw live football but also the excitement and thrill of it and that won’t go away for me.

“It doesn’t matter who you play, they say the cup is a great leveller and it is.

“I am sure the Port Vale fans and players are looking forward to it as much as we are.”

He may be relishing the break from league action but Coleman insists his team will not be taking Vale lightly despite them being a division below.

Coleman added: ““The game is on the day, it doesn’t matter what goes on before or after.

“Port Vale are in a rich vein of form, I have a lot of respect for their manager. He is one of the good lads who you can speak to on the same level. We can relate to each other and our teams. I am looking forward to seeing him and hopefully it will be a pleasant time after the game.

“We have had some good battles with Port Vale over the years and for a long time they were in a higher division than us. To get to the stage where we are in a higher division, that’s football. Things fluctuate.

“It never changes though, it’s 11 v 11 no matter what league you are in. We have gone out to non-league teams in the past and have beat teams higher than us.”