Captain Seamus Conneely believes that the coming week will be a vital one in the Reds’ season.

Stanley have three home games in seven days across two competitions, starting with an FA Cup First Round replay with Guiseley this evening.

That’s followed by home League Two fixtures with Newport and Wycombe as John Coleman’s men bid to stay in the automatic promotion places.

“This is the start of a huge week for us at the Wham Stadium,” said Conneely. “We have an opportunity to make big strides towards where we want to be, in both league and cup competition.

“We enjoy playing here and we want to use that advantage to play our football in the style that we like and really impose ourselves on the matches and put our stamp on the game.

“In the first match at Guiseley we got sucked into a more direct and physical type of game and we didn’t really adapt until the second-half when we managed to create a few chances and retain the ball better.

“We need to remain in the mind-set of taking no game lightly, we love the FA Cup and the lads are all well aware of what a cup run can do for both the players and also for the club financially.”

Stanley were held to two goalless draws away from home last week, at Guiseley and Cambridge, but Conneely isn’t concerned by the lack of goals and has backed his team mates to start firing again tonight.

“It can happen sometimes during spells of the season,” he said. “But with the way that we play from the back and through the lines, we know that we will always create chances and we have the quality up-top to put them away.

“In between those two nil-nil games we scored four at Wigan, which shows we have a lot of strength in depth and if they are called upon they will be come into the side full of confidence and ready to help.”