ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman believes the weekend point against Southend United will prove a good one if his side can take all three when Coventry City visit on Saturday.

Dan Barlaser's second half strike earned a share of the spoils in a 1-1 Wham Stadium draw on Saturday, a result that extends Stanley's unbeaten run to three matches.

The Reds are 15th in the table and midway through a four-game run of home fixtures with Blackpool due in East Lancashire on the back of the Sky Blues visit.

And Coleman believes his side, who are seven points clear of the relegation zone with 14 games to go, can enjoy a strong finish to the League One season.

"The point will be acceptable if we can back it up with a win next week," said the Reds boss of the draw with Chris Powell's side.

"Every game we play is going to pose its own problems. We’ve got to be better than we were (on Saturday) going forward and if we can do that then we’ve got a chance of winning games."

Meanwhile, Andy Mangan has left Accrington Stanley to take up a coaching role with Fleetwood Town.

The 32-year-old, a former player at Highbury, has been coaching the club's Under-16 side since August while prolonging his playing career with the Reds.

But he has now made a permanent switch to the Cod Army.

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton said of the move: "When the opportunity came up to bring Mangs back to Fleetwood it was one that we wanted to take.

“We feel that he will add to our growing culture at the football club, and will complement the coaching staff that currently work with the first team.

“I’m sure the supporters will join me in welcoming him back to Highbury.”