John Coleman knows Barnet have the players to hurt Stanley and they will have to be on their guard.

The Bees celebrated a victory over Stanley’s promotion rivals Portsmouth midweek and Martin Allen’s 15th placed side will be looking to move into the top half of the table.

John Akinde is their top scorer with 12 goals this season and Coleman knows, with every three points now vital, his players will have to be at their best.

“I watched the video of Barnet beating Portsmouth midweek and they are a strong, well-organised hard-working team and will have to deal with a lot of balls into our box,” said Coleman.

“They can be a threat from various places and we will need to be on the top of our game and not slip below our standards.”

Fourth placed Stanley now have 55 points with Coleman believing another 18 points out of their remaining 16 games should secure them a top seven spot.

“We need to get to 72 or 73 points and that should secure a team a place in the play-offs. When you get to this, at least then you have got a buffer.”

Billy Kee currently leads the goalscoring charts with 13 goals, Josh Windass has 11 with Matt Crooks on seven.

Coleman continued: “To be successful you obviously have to score goals and we feel we should have scored more goals with our ratio of chances.

“We are creating chances but we do need to convert more of them. At the end of the day though, the three points is the be-all and end-all and it’s important we get them at home, especially going into two difficult away games at Yeovil and Wimbledon next week.”