John Coleman insists his side still have plenty of work to do despite getting back to winning ways against Oxford United on Tuesday.

Billy Kee, Sean McConville, Jordan Clark and Luke Armstrong all scored as the Reds ran out 4-2 winners at the Wham Stadium, but Coleman wants improvements at the other end of the pitch.

Stanley have now scored six goals in their last two games, but have also conceded four in that spell, as they look forward to the home game against Southend on Saturday.

“There’s things that we’ve got to work on,” said Coleman. “We haven’t been ahead for quite a long time and then we go ahead in two games and we don’t handle it that well.

“That’s something that was a big strength of ours last year. I think we went through a spell where we went something like 28 games where we went ahead and won, so we’ve got to get back to that and not be scared to take the lead.

“We have to handle the pressure that comes when teams throw caution to the wind and know that we’ve got the ability, the expertise and the nous to be able to see games out.

“Obviously it’s good that we’re scoring goals, and we could have scored more as we made a lot of chances. To score four goals is a lift to us in itself, but we’ve got to tighten up.

“It’s not just at the back, it’s everybody. We have to tighten up as a team and we have to control games more.”