JOHN Coleman was understandably thrilled when he watched his side put seven past Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, but insists he would swap five of them goals for some of the chances missed this season.

Accrington Stanley had gone five and a half matches without hitting the back of the net before Colby Bishop, Sean McConville and Offrande Zanzala all netted doubles while Dion Charles also got in on the act.

The win was the heaviest defeat Bolton manager Keith Hill has suffered in his managerial career.

"I’d swap five of them for some of the ones that we’ve missed this season, even in the last couple of weeks," said Coleman.

"You can only just do your best. Once or twice we’ve been guilty of letting ourselves down – we haven’t played with a spark, we haven’t played with a hunger. "It was there in abundance against Bolton. We’ve got to set that benchmark. We aren’t going to score seven every week, but we can show that level of commitment, that desire.

"The second goal comes from Harvey Rodgers going through a brick wall to win a ball high in their half to put us on the attack and then it’s a great ball in by Seamus.

"If he doesn’t win that ball, then we don’t score that goal. That’s maybe the difference, we were hungry to win every ball."

All seven goals on Saturday at the Wham Stadium came from Stanley's forwards and Bishop is now on eight league goals for the season.

Coleman highlighted how this will instil the belief back into them.

"We have four forwards really in Jordan Clark, Sean McConville, Colby Bishop and Dion Charles and then you’ve got Offrande Zanzala in and amongst them as well," added Coleman. "They’ve all scored apart from Jordan. That’s like a shot of adrenaline for a forward, it’ll give them a lot of belief. "They can’t leave it there, I know it was against 10 men and we can’t get carried away, but I don’t think Accrington have scored this many goals in the Football League since its reincarnation. "Hopefully, we can do it again sometime."

Before a game, a lot of analysis is done on the opposition looking at the way they play and how you can get the better of them, but last week was all about focussing on themselves and how they play Coleman revealed.

"The players have been hurt; we’ve done a lot of analysis of our own play," Coleman added.

"You can get carried away looking at the opposition and seeing how they do. Sometimes you’ve just got to focus on what you’re going to do.

"The early part of the week was spent analysing how we played on Saturday, how we improved in the second half and how we wanted to take that into this game.

"We started the game really well despite going a goal down. We were on the front foot, we made plenty of chances.

"We’ve got to get our identity back. Going long when you should go long, shoot when you should shoot.

"We got a lot of things right and when you do that with good players, you’ve got a lot of chance of inflicting damage like we did."