John Coleman says it’s a collective responsibility for Stanley to arrest their poor run of form.

Defeat at Rotherham United means the Reds have taken just one point from their last four games, in which they have failed to score, since beating league leaders Ipswich Town last month.

They have also been dumped out of the FA Cup in the first round by League Two side Crewe Alexandra, beaten 2-0 at the Wham Stadium, and face a resurgent Bolton Wanderers side this weekend.

Wanderers, who began the season on minus 12, moved in to positive points with a win over MK Dons last weekend.

Boss Coleman insists Stanley remain united in their bid to turn things around and is refusing to accept a blame culture for their current run.

“If you don’t want that pressure then don’t be in the job,” he said.

“The senior players as well have to take responsibility and time and time again they do step up to the plate.

“We’re all in this together. When you get upset as a manager with performances you can very quickly turn it in to an ‘us and them’.

“There’s a blame culture that comes out and you think the players are doing it to spite you, and that’s not the case.

“They’re trying to win games and do well for themselves and to further their careers. And sometimes it just doesn’t gel.

“But it won’t ever be a case of ‘us and them’ here, we’re all in it together, we win and lose together and we’ve tried to foster that with the fans as well.

“The initiatives that Andy Holt puts on, it’s all-encompassing and we have to try and build more on that and realise we’re in it and have an important part to play – the staff, players, admin staff, the fans, everyone has a role to play to try and promote this club.”

Stanley are once again working with the lowest budget in the division, having finished safely in mid-table last term.

Coleman is no stranger to having to upset the odds during his time in charge, but will never use finance to mask results.

“The easy thing is to hide behind ‘this is where we should be because we have the lowest budget’,” he added.

“That’s been the case for probably 15 out of the last 19 years I’ve been involved with Accrington, apart from the first couple of years.

“That’s never going to be something we will hide behind, we’ll go out and try and win every game we play and try and make a good fist of it.”

Stanley will be boosted this weekend by the return of Mark Hughes from suspension.

The 32-year-old missed the Rotherham defeat following his red card in the Crewe cup loss, his first absence from a Stanley matchday squad for 108 matches.

But Callum Johnson is unavailable after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season at Rotherham.