ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman believes his side are not far away from producing a run of results in League One.

The Reds were beaten 3-0 at Southend United on Saturday - their fourth straight third tier defeat - and they have slipped to 14th in the table ahead of a trip to Plymouth Argyle this weekend.

Despite the slump in form Coleman is confident his side can turn their fortunes around.

"There is not a great deal wrong," he said. "Well you could say there is a great deal wrong if you are not putting them in one end and you are letting them in the other end.

"But the overall play, I don’t think we are a million miles away than being better than most of the teams we play against.

"So we have got to convert that in to results and the only way we do that is by working hard."

Stanley started brightly at Roots Hall with Billy Kee, Sam Finley and Offrande Zanzala all having chances to break the deadlock before the home side scored twice in four minutes to take control of the game, adding a third in the second half.

And Coleman felt his side were unfortunate to be on the wrong end of that scoreline but knows his side have to improve their finishing, having had 14 shots on goal on Saturday.

"There is an element of luck but the harder you work and the more you believe in yourself the more you can make luck change," the Reds boss added.

"I don’t think anyone can think that is a 3-0 win.

"But the harsh reality is was but we have got to realise we can’t keep bemoaning our luck I have had the same conversion after the Rochdale game, I have had the same conversion after the Fleetwood game, I have had the same conversion after the Shrewsbury game, same conversion after the Wycombe game.

"It’s not luck, it’s coincidental there is something wrong and that is our finishing we have to improve that."