Callum Johnson has praised the unity of the Stanley squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

The right back has started every game in League One this season but says those members of the squad not playing regularly are working just as hard.

“Whether it’s the lads who are on the bench, or in the stands, we’re all working as one,” said Johnson.

“We’re all pulling the same way, and that’s what we had last season. Everyone’s working together, we spend time together away from the ground and we’re all mates which is helping us massively.

“So far we’ve played in a similar way to last season, but it is different in different ways.

“We’ve still got the spirit that we had last season and that’s the main thing that keeps us together. We all work hard and hopefully that can lead to more wins in the future.”

John Coleman’s side kept a second successive clean sheet in the 1-0 win against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night, and Johnson feels that Stanley’s performances can continue to get better.

“There’s definitely things that we can still improve on but obviously wins are the most important things,” said the 21-year-old.

“It was good to get the win on Tuesday, that’s three wins in a row and a couple of clean sheets which is always positive.

“Beating a side like Doncaster has given us even more confidence. They’re a really good side. I think they’re one of the best sides we’ve played so far, so to beat them has definitely given us confidence moving forward.

“Shrewsbury on Saturday will be a really tough game. They had a really good season last season, but we have to just keep doing what we’ve been doing, keep improving, and hopefully the result will come.”