JOHN Coleman isn't letting Stanley's precarious league position prevent him from starting his planning for next season.

The Reds are scrapping at the wrong end of League One and hoping to preserve their position in the third tier over the final three games.

A tough run-in continues at Doncaster Rovers tonight with games at home to Plymouth Argyle and at promotion-chasing Portmsouth, on the final day, completing the campaign.

Some managers would be forgiven for being too overtaken by the here and now.

Not Coleman though, the Stanley boss scouting a player yesterday with a view to a potential summer move despite being only 24 hours away from a big game for his side at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Having been in League One for almost a season now, the Reds manager knows full well what is needed to cut it at the level.

"It is nervous times but you’ve got make some kind of semblance of plans," Coleman said.

"I watched a player on Monday with an eye on next year.

"You’ve always got to stay ahead of the game no matter what is happening.

"Hopefully we will be in League One next year and if we are then we’ll have a much clearer idea of what’s required next season."