John Coleman has already lined up his first transfer window deals – but wants to sign off December with an overdue win.

The Reds travel to Crewe today having not taken three points in their last nine league outings.

The manager knows it’s a frustrating time for everyone and is determined to give everyone a lift.

“The people we’re concerned about getting a win for are the footballers, the people who work hard behind the scenes at the club, including the owner, and the supporters,” said Coleman. “They’re the people I have a duty to impress and achieve something for. That’s what we’re setting out to do.

“Football fans pay their money every week and don’t want to see their team losing games and not scoring goals. I’ve got no problem with whatever they feel. They’re entitled to those feelings.

“Me, Jimmy and the players can’t let it get to us. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just the same as they were last season when we were doing so well. The same processes that we adopted last season are being adopted this season so we have to believe that method is right and that it will come good.

“Supporters respond to what they see. It’s the ones who don’t go to the games who will make it out to be ten times worse than it is. Our fans who have seen the games will have seen the effort levels and the skill levels being adopted.”

Stanley have struggled for goals in recent league games and been punished in their own final third but Coleman is looking to change that at Gresty Road and add new faces to help in the near future.

“We’ve done all our homework on Crewe but a lot of it is down to us,” he explained. “There’s something not quite right which means we aren’t scoring goals. Once we alleviate that problem we’ll win games.

“We’ve agreed deals on two players for January already and there could be more. Before that we have one more game, Janoi Donacien is in contention and I know there are a number of other lads keen to come in and impress.”