John Coleman says attentions have swiftly turned to Cambridge United tomorrow following the late call-off of the midweek clash at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Reds were already in South Yorkshire on Wednesday night when the match officials postponed the League One clash due to a waterlogged pitch.

Despite Coleman saying his players were ‘coiled up like a spring’ after preparing for a game that didn’t go ahead, the Reds boss is now focused on trying to make it three successive League One wins for the first time since August.

“It was disappointing having to go all the way to Sheffield and it has affected how we trained this week in preparation for the game but as you get older, you get accustomed to dealing with things that are in your control, that you can have influence on,” he told the club website.

“You have got a lot of lads who are coiled up like a spring who have nowhere to outgo that so you have to be mindful in training you don’t go overboard but we have experienced coaches to deal with that.

“Our focus quickly shifted to Cambridge and they will pose their own problems, they are a good side.”

While Coleman has always stated that the magical 50/52 point mark is the target - which usually guarantees safety - he is also conscious that a good run-in could have them looking at the top six. “There will be a couple of teams who go on a good run and a couple of teams who go on a bad run. You have got to try and keep your performances consistent. If you do that, and you are lucky with injuries and suspensions, you can pick up the amount of points you require.

“It’s when things go against you, you lose players to injuries, you have bad decisions, your levels of performances drop, pitches change and you find it difficult to cope, then you are looking where your next win or points come from.

“There is a third of the season left, within 10 weeks we will be preparing for next season and I already have half an eye on that anyway, but there is a long way to go.

“Teams who can go on a good five, six, seven game run will catapult up the table.”