JOHN Coleman would love a money-spinning trip to Liverpool or anyone to help generate funds following Stanley’s impressive 1-0 win over Ipswich Town.

The Reds are in tonight’s fourth round draw thanks to Billy Kee’s second half header and Coleman says ‘making a few bob’ is the main incentive in progressing in the competition.

While the Stanley boss would fancy his chances against anyone at the Wham Stadium a trip to his home town would be his pick of the draw.

“Anyone here or Liverpool away or any big club away where you are going to make money,” said Coleman of his fourth round draw hopes.

“We have got to be realistic. We are unlikely to win it but we can put ourselves on the map and get people to take notice of us and we can earn a few bob along the way.

“And earning a few bob along the way is probably the most important thing because we don’t get the numbers through the gates and consequently that reflects on the budget we have to operate with.

“Andy Holt has done absolutely brilliant, he’s pushed it all the way, he’s given me a few bob more to spend in the transfer window.

“And it will make it a little bit easier for all us, myself and Andy included. So if we could get a plum draw that could make next season a little easier because he does a terrific job keeping the plates spinning.

“We don’t get enough people through the gates, that’s a harsh reality and we want to compete in League One, I want to compete in League One. To do that, we need revenue and this is a revenue stream that thankfully we have amassed a few bob this year.”

Coleman was delighted with his team’s performance as they got the better of the Championship strugglers.

“I thought we were excellent, first half especially,” he said. “We took the game to them, were very much on the front foot. Made chances but didn’t take them but defended manfully.

“We didn’t play as well in the second half but thankfully took our goal. We played a different type of game in the second half because we had to because they came on to us.

“But you have to be able to adapt the way you are playing and the way the game is going but I don’t think anyone could begrudge us the win.

“I think we were the better team over the 90 minutes. The one thing I knew today that they would play good football and we would play good football so it was a good advert for football and thankfully we came out at the right end of it.”

With a number of loan players unavailable, Coleman had to shuffle his pack with Andy Mangan getting a rare start.

“He ran himself in to the ground, he ran his heart out and you know what you are going to get out of Mangy,” said Coleman. “I thought Billy was absolutely terrific. I know Ross (Sykes) got man of the match, and rightly so, but Billy wasn’t far behind him. He was a constant thorn for them.”

Coleman was pleased to get a Championship scalp although, to many, the victory wasn’t a giant killing act.

“If you look at the bookies, it wasn’t an upset,” said Coleman. “An upset would have been Ipswich winning because we were favourites but we can’t govern how people perceive them.

“I remember Ipswich winning the FA Cup, Roger Osborne (scoring the winner) so to be putting them out of the FA Cup that is a feather in our cap.

“They are a Championship team and they are a big club and so for the resources that we’ve got it is a scalp and our players deserve all the credit for that.”