STANLEY manager John Coleman is hoping this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round visit of Derby County will entice fans to attend the Wham Stadium on a more regular basis

Stanley are expecting a sell out against Frank Lampard’s Championship outfit, while the game will be televised on BT Sport.

But the Reds’ boss is hoping the occasion can have a bigger impact on Stanley’s League One home fixtures.

“It will be a cracking atmosphere,” Coleman said. “It is Derby fans first chance to come here and the atmosphere will be brilliant and I know the players will respond to that.”

“We have got to try and get those fans on a regular basis, we are trying to offer different things outside football to try and entice them, and it is our job to put on a show on Saturday and that is another incentive for us to play well.

“It is a great place to come, the atmosphere here is great, and they see great football. We do try to play the right way.

“Bringing the players in to meet the fans after the game helps, the staff coming in helps, and we are trying to get a unique selling point.”

But the Stanley boss is also relishing the prospect of testing the Rams, after the Reds knocked out Derby’s fellow Championship side Ipswich in the third round.

Thirty two league positions currently separate the two sides, but Coleman is not short of confidence.

“I wouldn't be surprised if we beat them, I would be delighted but not surprised," he added.

“Derby are the favourites and rightly so. They have a team who are pushing to try and get into the Premier League.

“We know they play good football but we play good football too so it should make for an entertaining game”

The Reds’ boss believe that the 5,000 fans that will fill the Wham Stadium will make it difficult for the Rams, and is hoping that home advantage will play its part.

“We are pleased that we are at home because that gives us more of a fighting chance," he said.

“Our fans will be absolutely magnificent I know they will, the Clayton End will be in top form on Saturday and I am really looking forward to it and I know the players are as well so bring it on.”