STANLEY manager John Coleman insists former Red Andy Mangan doesn't have to put on a show for him.
Bury striker Mangan has said he has a point to prove to his former boss Coleman when the two sides clash tomorrow at Gigg Lane, if the 21-year-old plays a part.
But Coleman said: "Mangy has nothing to prove to me. I have always known he is a good player and that's why I signed him.
"The only problem was he wanted to play regularly and we couldn't guarantee him that here which was frustrating for him."
Mangan was offered a new contract with the Reds last season after signing orginally in 2005 after being released from Blackpool.
But instead he made the move to League Two rivals Bury although he has been largely warming the bench - as he was with Stanley.
Mangan scored six goals in the Reds' Conference winning season and four last season - although his three red cards in two seasons put a dampener on his time at the FES.
However he wants to shine against his former club if he gets the chance to start for Chris Casper's strugglers, providing he recovers after having a scan for a hernia in midweek.
"I have something to prove to John Coleman but Bury need the win and that's more important to me," said Mangan to the Bury Times, as he looks for his first Gigg Lane goal.
"It is my old team and I would love to get my first goal against them.
"I would take anything off them - I would take one off my backside if I could, but it will be a great game to get the first win at home."
Mangan was bemoaning a close range miss which denied Bury their first league win since the opening day of the season at Dagenham last weekend. He missed a similar open goal for Stanley against Scarborough.
"I should have put it away - it was my fault as I was six yards out and, as a striker, it is my job to score. I should be scoring from there," he said.
l FORMER Stanley loan striker Stuart Fleetwood is attracting attention from League scouts after scoring seven goals so far this season for Forest Green Rovers.