Sometimes in football, simplicity is key.

So asked where his side need to improve in a bid to land a first win of the season, boss John Coleman said: “Score from open play”.

Stanley have managed just a Colby Bishop penalty from their two matches so far, beaten 2-0 on the opening day by Lincoln and then 3-1 in the Carabao Cup by Sunderland on Tuesday.

Having seen their scheduled game with Bury last weekend postponed, Stanley will be eyeing a first positive result of the season at AFC Wimbledon tomorrow.

Coleman went with Bishop, playing his first season in the professional ranks, alongside new loan signing Courtney Baker-Richardson in a front two, and while acknowledging they will need time to gel, he wants to see more from his forward players, including the supply line.

Given the changes in attack, Coleman accepts testing times were always a possibility, but he is looking for improvement when they head to Kingsmeadow.

“We need to score from open play. We scored a penalty the other night but we had chances, as we did on the opening day against Lincoln,” Coleman said.

“Unfortunately we didn’t take them. We have to be more dynamic going forward and make, and take, chances.

“Professional footballers should be able to score goals.

“The size of the goals and the pitch dimensions haven’t changed.

“It takes time to gel together, but we have good players. We’re making the chances but we have to start taking them.

“We let ourselves down with the supply on Tuesday. We couldn’t beat the first man with the cross having got in to some glorious positions.

“That was disappointing, but we’re not the only team to struggle.

“Supply is important, but you have to ruthless with your finishing and the decision making might need to improve, whether you shoot, cross or pass. We work on that on a daily basis and hopefully it will come right.”

Stanley had to wait some 10 days after being beaten on the opening day to return to action, but it’s a quick turnaround after the Sunderland defeat.

Coleman took advantage of a free weekend to watch the Dons at Fleetwood, and added: “It’s a chance to get back playing.

“I think the lads definitely showed signs of improvement from the Lincoln performance.

“If we keep on improving hopefully our results will improve.

 “First we have Wimbledon and it will be a tough game.

“We went to watch them last weekend, myself, John and Jimmy went and they posed Fleetwood lots of problems. We know we’ll have our work cut out but know we are capable of posing anyone problems.”

Meanwhile, Stanley could make one further move in to the transfer window before the September 2 deadline, according to John Coleman.

The Reds boss has so far added 12 new players to his squad, four of which are defenders.

The deadline for Premier League and Championship clubs ended last week, but the window doesn’t close for League One and League Two sides until next month, giving Coleman time to weigh up his options. Swansea City striker Courtney Baker-Richardson and Stoke City goalkeeper Josef Bursik are the two loan players on the club’s books, and if Stanley are to further add to their squad then it will come in the defensive ranks.

Stanley have so far signed right back Phil Edwards, central defender Ben Barclay and left backs Joe Maguire and Zain Francis-Angol.

Meanwhile, the trip to AFC Wimbledon is set to come too soon for striker Offrande Zanzala. The 22-year-old is nearing a return from a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of the early weeks of this season.

Zanzala scored six times for Stanley last season but hasn’t played since March and boss Coleman will be eager to have him back in his ranks as soon as possible.

The former Derby County man could make his return against Shrewsbury at the Wham Stadium on Tuesday.