John Coleman says securing Stanley’s survival with victory in front of their own fans will make it that bit sweeter.

Although the Reds could lose to Plymouth Argyle tomorrow and still ensure safety, Coleman wants his side to do it in style.

Stanley have won just six of their 22 home matches so far, a record which the Coleman branded ‘abysmal’ compared with last season when they won 17, and lost just three times, at the Wham Stadium en route to promotion.

A 2-1 win at Doncaster in midweek gave their survival hopes a big boost, but Coleman is keen to get the job done before next weekend’s trip to high-flying Portsmouth.

Asked whether securing safety without help from elsewhere would make it sweeter, he said: “100 per cent. It’s the final home game of the season so you want to sign off with a win.

“There’s nothing worse going round thanking the fans in a so called lap of honour and doing that on the back of a defeat.

“We’ll be doing our best to go out with a bang, with a win.

“The last few years our home has been terrific but this year it’s been abysmal. It’s a chance to maybe right a little bit of a wrong.”

The Doncaster win moved Stanley to 14th in the table, five points above the relegation zone, with two games remaining.

That has left many outsiders to consider them as good as safe, but Coleman still feels there is work to do.

He added: “It’s not over. We still have to go through the mill at least once.

“People from the outside looking in think it’s done and dusted but it’s not.

“We have to go all out to try and win the game on Saturday.

“The last thing we want is to lose, it concertina up below us, and we’re going to Portsmouth having to get something or relying on other teams.

“We don’t want to be in that situation. For me it’s far from over. Other people might have other opinions, I can’t govern what other people think, or what they perceive, but I know we have a lot of work to do.”

While a point against Plymouth would be enough for Stanley, whatever the results elsewhere, Coleman won’t be changing his attacking approach.

“No. We feel as though we need to win the game and that’s what we’re going to try and do.

“We won’t be looking at other games thinking we need this, or that.

“We will be playing with the strongest team we feel we have available and try and win the game.”

Full back Callum Johnson missed the Doncaster win with an ankle injury, and is a doubt for this weekend, as is midfielder Scott Brown who is struggling with a back problem.