John Coleman doesn’t believe there will be any insider knowledge in the Fleetwood camp, admitting his side are an ‘open book’.

Andy Mangan left Stanley earlier this year to re-join the Cod Army in a coaching capacity working alongside boss Joey Barton.

Mangan, whose third spell with Stanley saw him sign from Bala Town last summer, played three times for the Reds this season.

But Coleman doesn’t feel his position in the opposite dug-out will give today’s visitors any advantages.

Explaining why, Coleman said: “Andy is another one who doesn’t get the credit for his intelligence.

“His knowledge of football is quite extensive and he is a good student of the game.

“I think we’re quite an open book of how we play so I’m not worried about Mangy telling them anything about how we play.

“It’s quite obvious how we play.”

Coleman will welcome Barton, and his backroom team of Steve Eyre, Clint Hill and Mangan.

And he hopes his post-match drink tastes that bit sweeter as the two sides do battle at the Wham Stadium this afternoon.

“Joey has had a great career as a footballer,” Coleman added.

“He’s got an opinion and he’s quite eloquent. He’s quite intelligent as well Joey.

“Myself and Jimmy know him well anyway, so it will be good to come across him anyway and there are other people we know there as well, Clint Hill, Steve Ayre and obviously Andy Mangan.

“It will be nice to have a drink with them after the game and hopefully our drink will taste a little bit nicer than theirs.”

Barton, who took charge of Fleetwood in June, sees his side in 11th place in League One with an eight-point gap to the top six.

Coleman believes a first job in management for the former Burnley and Manchester City man has been a success for the 36-year-old.

“This is a tough league and I feel as though they’ve done okay.

“I think they will be a bit disappointed not to have won some of the games they could have.

“But it’s his first season, he’ll learn from the experience and hopefully be better next season.”