CONNOR Ripley misses Saturday's visit of Bradford City as he starts a three-match ban following last weekend's dismissal.

The on-loan Middlesbrough goalkeeper was red carded for a high challenge on Shrewsbury striker Lee Angol in the 16th minute.

Playing the rest of the game with 10 men Stanley went on to suffer a 1-0 defeat, bringing an end to their 10-game unbeaten run.

Ripley was subsequently served with a three-match suspension for 'serious foul play'.

Stanley did not question the dismissal, but lost their appeal against the severity.

"It amounted to a four-game ban because he wasn't allowed to play on Tuesday, and he misses the next three games," said Coleman, who will be without Ripley for Saturday's home game with the Bantams and then back-to-back trips to Peterborough and Luton.

"We appealed the severity and we were unsuccessful."

Meanwhile, captain Seamus Conneely is set to be sidelined for the rest of the month with a groin injury.

The midfielder has missed the last two games because of the problem.

"Seamus Conneely is about three weeks away with a slight injury to his groin, but it shouldn't need surgery," said Coleman.

Defender Harvey Rodgers continues to recover from the knee injury sustained in the Lancashire Senior Cup win over Morecambe.