Callum Johnson and last season’s top scorer Sean McConville are both doubts for Stanley’s game with Ipswich Town.

Johnson missed the defeat to Rochdale with a groin injury, ending his run of consecutive starts, while a shoulder problem has kept McConville out in recent weeks.

Boss John Coleman has received a boost though, with on-loan Fulham defender Jerome Opoku and influential midfielder Sam Finely both having shaken off knocks sustained in the Rochdale defeat to put them in contention to feature against the league leaders at the Wham Stadium.

Coleman won’t rush McConville though, given his importance to the team, with a trip to Peterborough on Wednesday to follow.

The Reds boss said: “Callum is still a doubt, Jerome and Sam Finley have both trained so we’re hopeful with them.

“Sean is probably 50/50. He’s trained but with no contact this week.

“We’ll see how he is today. Sean is a key part of the way we play so we’re certainly not going to run the risk of losing him for further games.”

An extra day to prepare has given Stanley’s walking wounded more time to prepare, but having played well, and lost, at Rochdale, Coleman is eager to try and put that right.

He added: “I think it has, but it’s been frustrating because your week gets altered because of it.

“With the performance and the result we had on Saturday, we wanted to get back on the horse but we have to wait another day and so be it.

“Generally playing against big teams on the TV we tend to do well.

“We’re not lacking confidence, we’ve only lost two of our last nine so we are going in the right direction.

“We should haven’t lost the game last weekend, we should have won it, never mind not lost it.

“That’s football and I have been around long enough to know that you have to keep playing through that and the better you play and the harder the work eventually you will get the rewards of your labour.”