ACCRINGTON Stanley boss Leam Richardson admits he will be glad to see the back of December after the Reds’ winless run was extended to nine games on Saturday.

Stanley were beaten 4-1 at Rotherham United and Richardson is looking forward to the opening of the transfer window tomorrow. The boss is aiming to make some swift signings to add more experience to his depleted squad.

“We knew December was going to be tough with the fixtures,” said Richardson, whose side entertain Chesterfield on New Year’s Day – former manager Paul Cook’s return to the Crown Ground. “We’re quite light on the ground but we’ll never make excuses for it.

“We come into January now and now I get a chance to affect things whether it is personnel or working with lads because since I’ve taken over it’s just been game after game.

“In stages we were competitive and did really well on Saturday, but we’ve conceded some sloppy goals from long throw-ins and set pieces.

“If you don’t take your chances at one end and you’re quite light at the other end you’ll always have a problem.”