JOHN Coleman is confident Accrington Stanley's results will take a turn for the better sooner rather than later.

The Reds were pegged back in the 92nd minute by Blackpool in the 1-1 draw at the Wham Stadium on Saturday.

That came after Stanley, 19th in the League One table, had led in games against Wycombe, Sunderland and Bristol Rovers, only to come away winless from all three.

Coleman is delighted with his side's efforts but knows results need to come as his side look to move towards the right end of the table. 

"We've just got to keep going," said the Reds boss.

"We've got a smashing set of lads who give their all. They haven't left an ounce on the pitch.

"They've run themselves into the ground.

"I feel for them more than I feel for myself to honest.

"I know how bitterly disappointed they are.

"They've worked hard in training and worked hard in the games."

The nature of the Stanley squad means that Coleman believes his side will naturally improve as the campaign progresses.

Some players are stepping up from non-league while others are having their first experience of senior football out on loan from higher division clubs. 

"We're alright and we'll get better as the season goes on," Coleman said of his players. 

"You'd hope these lads will get more comfortable the more they play.

"We've just got to keep working hard and the harder we work the luckier we'll get.

"We had to chop and change on Saturday but we'll stick to our guns and we'll try and play football and very soon we'll get what we deserve."

Stanley will go in search of a second League One win of the season at Southend on Saturday.

Swedish legend Henrik Larsson is heavily linked with the vacant managerial post at Roots Hall, Kevin Bond departing after a poor start to the new season. They also have just one win so far.