ACCRINGTON Stanley are now nine points off the League One play-off places after embarking on a fine run of form during the busiest stage of the season.

The Reds are six games unbeaten and their latest victory came at Bloomfield Road as Sean McConville came off the bench to score a 91st minute winner against Lancashire rivals Blackpool.

Up next are two quickfire home matches against Burton Albion and Rochdale.

"We limited them to not many chances, not many clear-cut chances and that’s testament to how hard our defenders are working and our midfield to cover them," said Coleman.

"Ben Barclay hasn’t played for a while, but he came in and was absolutely magnificent today, man of the match for me.

"That’s what we need, we need players who can come in and do a job. He’s come in and replaced Seamus really well.

"Offrande Zanzala has replaced Colby well. Joe had replaced Sean and then Sean comes on does his bit.

"You need a squad and we’re going to need a squad from now until the end of the season.

"We’ve got two quick games now coming up. We’ve got the hunger in us now; you can see in training and what I’ve seen in training for the last four weeks has been replicated on the pitch."

Stanley's last two games have been consecutive away journeys to Doncaster Rovers where Stanley scored another late goal to level and go back to Accrington with a point.

The Reds then travelled to Bloomfield Road on Boxing Day where they took all three points to stay on their fine run of form.

"You've got to play these teams no matter when, you’ve got to play them all throughout the course of the season.

"What we can’t do now is try and over celebrate because we’ve got a hard two games coming up and we’ve got to get something out of them games.

"If we can get on the ball as quickly as possible then we can get into a position to beat these and not get pulled into a relegation scrap."

The Reds are currently unbeaten in six games in all competitions as they get ready to host Burton Albion on Sunday as this busy Christmas schedule continues.

"I think you need a little bit of luck. We’ve always banged the drum about getting a positive goal difference," Coleman added. "We’re back to nought now and a couple of weeks ago we were at minus 10 so that’s been a good effort.

"We’ve got to keep going. It was very, very pleasing and I’m obviously delighted to get the win, but also delighted to keep a very good Blackpool side out and keep a clean sheet."