ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman has confirmed Sean McConville will undergo a scan after the vice-captain was taken off on a stretcher in the 2-1 defeat against Rochdale at the Wham Stadium yesterday.

Rochdale took the lead on the stroke of half time through Ian Henderson, his third goal in two games against the Reds this season, before Stephen Dooley doubled their lead on the hour mark.

Offrande Zanzala pulled a goal back in stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough as Stanley’s seven-game unbeaten run came to an end on New Year’s Day.

A key figure for the club, McConville left the field just after the half-hour mark.

“We are hoping that Sean’s only suffered a calf injury,” said Coleman.

“Of course we’d rather that he didn’t go off injured at all because he was in good form for us and he’s a massive factor in the way we play.

“We were fearing that he had injured his Achilles tendon and we hope for his sake that that isn’t the case.

“It’s really unfortunate for him because he’d just come back from a shoulder injury and has had a bit of a stop-start campaign due to a couple of things.

“He made the difference in the Blackpool match from the bench and then got another goal in Sunday’s win.

“Hopefully, the injury isn’t too bad and we can have him back as soon as possible because he is a real key member of this squad.”

Top scorer Colby Bishop has missed Stanley’s last three matches after suffering a back injury in the 1-1 draw against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Reds boss Coleman is hopeful of having his striker back sooner rather than later.

“Colby’s been missing with a back injury that he got at Rotherham,” added Coleman.

“It’s been a bit of a weird one because we thought it was going to calm down and we didn’t expect him to miss much football.

“It’s been a shame for him because he was finding the net and had come into some form, so this has been a setback for him.

“It’s been a setback for us too because he offers us something different and is a real threat in the opposition box.

“We’re hoping that he’s going to be back with us soon.”