John Coleman says he can understand, but doesn’t agree, with the number of sackings in League One this season and feels it is a reflection of society in general.

Stanley host a Walsall side this afternoon who dispensed of manager Dean Keates after last weekend’s defeat to Oxford.

They faced Rochdale in midweek who replaced Keith Hill with Brian Barry-Murphy, while last weekend they travelled to an AFC Wimbledon side who started the season with Neal Ardley in charge but will finish it with Wally Downes at the helm.

Of the bottom sides in League One, all but two of them have changed their managers. The exceptions are Coleman and Wycombe counterpart Gareth Ainsworth, with both Bradford and Scunthorpe on to their third managers of the season.

The majority of those sackings have come in the closing months of the campaign, with the pressure cranking up with teams eager to avoid the drop in to League Two.

Keates, a Walsall legend, was sacked with his side second bottom of the league, but the Saddlers could draw level on points with Stanley, in 17th with a win today.

Coleman feels the thirst for instant success is what is driving the decision to change managers.

He said: “I understand it, but I don’t agree with it. But that’s life now and society in general.

“Everyone wants it now, instant success. Everyone wants to be famous, got to do their best, drive the best cars, eat the best steaks, go to the best places.

“The harsh reality is everyone can’t.

“Too many people, not just in football but mainly in football, try and live beyond their means.

“There’s a few clubs that are finding it’s coming back to haunt them.”

Stanley have taken just five points from their last 10 matches which has seen them slip closer towards the bottom four.

But the number of teams involved in the battle to beat the drop, from Walsall in 23rd to arguably Gillingham in 13th, means Stanley remain four places above the relegation places.

It promises to be a tense run to the finish line, with Stanley needing to improve on their recent record at the Wham Stadium which has seen them fail to score in four of their last five home matches.

They are the lowest scorers in the division at home, with just 19 goals in 20 games, though face a Walsall side who have been short of goals on the road.

Taking interim charge of the Saddlers will be Martin O’Connor, promoted from his role as first team coach to take the reins.

But as Coleman points out, while every team is looking for the ‘new manager bounce’ it won’t work for everyone.

He added: “A lot of clubs have changed their manager to try and get a reaction.

“The reality is that with the exception of me and Gareth Ainsworth everyone else has been changed.

“Rochdale have picked up since Brian Barry-Murphy took over. He’s a really good football person.

“But it’s not going to work for at least two of them.”

Stanley will hope to have top scorer Billy Kee available for the game, with the striker having come off in the 63rd minute of Tuesday’s defeat to Rochdale with a groin injury.

Other than Kee, Coleman has a clean bill of health as he looks to find what would be a crucial three points in the battle to beat the drop.