ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman insists picking his starting XI is still causing his problems despite the fine form his side have been in of late.

The Reds are five games unbeaten in all competitions, but Coleman still thinks of tinkering with his side during this hectic period.

Sean McConville made his return to the squad after a shoulder injury, but had to settle for a place amongst the substitutes.

"You say simple but Sean McConville has probably been our best player over the last three or four years," said Coleman.

"Him being fit, it was a big call to leave him out, but we’ve got a lot of games coming up in a short space of time.

"I think we’re going to have to use the squad and use it wisely. Everyone who was here had an impact on the game and that’s what we’ve got to do.

"We’re a squad, a tight knit unit in there. It’s down to them that they’ve got the point because they’ve worked hard."

The return of McConville comes at a good time for the Reds as they will need all players available during the busy time.

"Sean has had problems with the two different shoulders in one season which is unusual," Coleman said. "He’d gone a little bit off the boil up to a month ago and then he’d come back and scored three or four in a short space of time and he was back to his best. He then got the set back.

"We’ve got a lot of football and he came on and could have scored, he was unlucky. We need good players around the squad to all push for places."

Coleman has always said a point away from home is mostly a good point and he reiterates that point here.

"What you’ve got to be mindful of when you come to these places is that you start off with a point and you don’t want to give it away," added Coleman.

"I think we would have felt we’d have given it away if we’d have lost because it was a poor goal from our point of view.

"We got countered on when probably committing too many men forward. They’ve gambled by keeping a player up and it’s paid off for them.

"We put some good balls in, but we just couldn’t get the right type of direction on the ball or make the right runs, but on another day, we would’ve got a couple of goals."