John Coleman has challenged his side to keep their unbeaten run going until the end of the season – continuing at local rivals Morecambe tomorrow night.
The Reds haven’t lost in their last eight games although Coleman did concede his 10-men were somewhat lucky to come away with a point from Yeovil on Saturday.
The derby with the Shrimps is always an anticipated game from both sets of fans and Coleman wants his team to go to the Globe Arena and leapfrog 15th placed Morecambe in the table.
“We are not going to clock off (once we are mathematically safe from relegation), we are on an unbeaten run and I am glad the lads kept that going on Saturday,” said Coleman.
“In the main we have played really well in our last eight games. At Yeovil, I felt we started well but then didn’t pass the ball well or defend properly and they were on top when Scotty (Brown) was sent off.
“We have no complaints. There is no malice in Scotty, the team needed a lift but it was a crunching tackle and you can’t do them anymore. It merited a red and he is still sick about it today.
“Then we got a goal and we are disappointed we didn’t hold on but for us to get a point shows the character of the players. Yeovil will be disappointed they didn’t get all three.
“We are still unbeaten and the aim is to go the end of the season unbeaten – the lads are trying to achieve that.”
Morecambe beat Stanley 3-2 in August – going top of the league as a result. Billy Kee scored a quick-fire double but then Mark Hughes was sent off on 36 minutes and Jim Bentley’s side came back.
“I am still shaking my head as to how we lost that,” added Coleman. “We were 2-0 up and in cruise control, then we had a man sent off which seems to be the story of our season and fell apart.”