John Coleman admits ‘the pressure is still very much on’ with four games to go, despite Stanley moving four points clear of the bottom four.

A crucial 2-1 win over Walsall boosted Stanley’s hopes of preserving their League One status, but they face a daunting Easter fixture list in which they host league leaders Luton tomorrow before a trip to play-off chasing Doncaster on Tuesday.

With four games left to play, and all 12 teams in the bottom half still embroiled in a relegation scrap, Coleman said: “The pressure is still very much on. We certainly won’t be kicking back and think the job is done.

“We have to got to find some more points from somewhere.

“It was pleasing to get the win. You start to think that everything is conspiring against you not to win. But you have to keep going through it.

“I think on the balance of the play we deserved to win it more comfortably than 2-1 but that’s gone now.

“We don’t get anything else for that, we’ve had our three points and we now have to get as many more points as we can.

“We have a tough game coming up against Luton coming up but we believe we can compete with anyone in this league. We needed a win full stop no matter who we were playing against next, or the one after that.”

Tomorrow’s game was moved for television coverage, meaning Stanley’s gap to safety could well be cut before kick-off, while they also play after their rivals again on Tuesday, adding another intriguing angle to the relegation scrap.

“Nothing will get decided this weekend. Everyone will be watching our game on Saturday because everyone will have played before us,” Coleman added.

“We just have to focus on our job in hand which is Luton. We have done our homework on them, the lads will get their prep on what’s required and we’ll formulate a plan to go out and win the game.

“I don’t think anyone can breathe safely yet, not anyone in the bottom 12.”

On what will decide, who stays up and who goes down, the Reds boss said: “It’s the ones who are clinical and keep their nerve in games. Games are tight and you can be punished for one error, and if you fail to punish other teams, that can come down to quality, but it’s frustrating when you lose a game and the opposition has only had one shot and you have had 11 or 12.

“That’s happened quite a few times this season to us.

“You just have to focus on the job in hand which is playing a game of football. If you play well then you have a good chance of winning.

“You won’t always play well but the better you play the more chance you’ve got and that’s what we’re focusing on.”