ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman knows his side have been putting in the performances this season, but wants them to be more ruthless in front of goal.

The Reds have dominated games and failed to make it count on the scoresheet, but the boss wants that to change.

Coleman believes the defending has improved just by looking at the number of chances his side gives away.

"We can’t govern what gets put in front of you," said Stanley manager Coleman.

"Obviously, it was a very inexperienced side that Liverpool put out and we have to take that, they’ve got other priorities.

"The fact that we’ve hit the net five times helps confidence and helps that lads that are pushing to try and get a place.

"We know our performances have been good and the one thing that has let us down this season is, at times, we haven’t put the ball in the net when we’ve been dominant.

"We have scored relatively an acceptable amount of goals, but the key areas when we need a goal to change a game – we haven’t been able to come up with the goods.

"That’s something that we’re going to have to focus on between now and the end of the season.

"If you’re not scoring, you certainly shouldn’t be letting them in and that’s another problem that we’ve got."

Stanley have fallen victim of not taking their chances in key moments so far this season.

Coleman described this as 'heart-breaking' for him and his staff.

"It’s heart-breaking as a manager and any of the coaching staff when the ratio of chances we take is very low," added Coleman.

"Conversely, the ratio of chances that are taken against us is high, we don’t give up many chances in games, yet we seem to always get punished.

"I’d like to see the stats on shots on our goal compared to goals scored in the last 10 games because it must be close to one in two.

"That’s hard to take when the other way around it’s probably one in eight that’s going in.

"We know that we’re defending better because we don’t give away many chances. We know that we’re dominating games because you can see that. "If that ‘s the case, it generally turns in your favour. It doesn’t always, but you’ve still got to be working at it to get even better defensively and working at it to score more goals in the key times."