WILSON Carvalho is certain his Accrington Stanley team mates will get back to winning ways as soon as possible after their seven game unbeaten run was ended by Rochdale on New Year's Day.

Stanley were beaten 2-1 by Brian Barry-Murphy's side at the Wham Stadium to give the Reds their first defeat for over a month.

John Coleman's team are without a match this weekend due to being out of the FA Cup, but they take on Fleetwood at Highbury on Tuesday in the last 16 of the Leasing.com Trophy.

"The gaffer just spoke to us for a good 20 minutes after the game and everyone was saying what they had to say," said Coleman.

"The boys will regroup, we’re back in training on Friday and it’s just a case of regrouping and preparing for Fleetwood and just taking it game by game. I’m sure we’ll get another run going."

Stanley now have a break over the weekend as they were supposed to travel to Oxford United, but they will be competing in the FA Cup this weekend.

Coleman will give his players a few days off to recharge their batteries and get some much needed family time after coming through a hectic few weeks.

"I’d say it’s a good thing because it allows the boys to regroup, have a rest and enjoy a bit of time with the family especially after this period," added the winger.

"It’s a good thing and it’s not too long of a break. We’ll train Monday and look to win at Fleetwood and then look to Ipswich.

"It’s a game for us to dust ourselves down and Wembley is the end goal for us. We’re definitely looking forward to that game, especially after beating them at home.

"Hopefully, we can go there and win to get through to the next round."

Stanley are a team who like to get in the faces of the opposition and press them high up the pitch, but midfielder Carvalho thinks his side lacked this from their play in the defeat at the Wham Stadium.

"We’re a bit gutted because for the last three games we stuck with a way of playing with our pressing and I don’t think we did that today," added Carvalho, who came on as Stanley's final substitution of the game.

"I don’t think we did enough to win. Even at the end, we had enough chances to draw, but there was just something that didn’t click and we’re just going to have to regroup.

Coleman made two substitutes in the first half of the Rochdale loss as Ben Barclay was lucky to escape two yellow cards and Sean McConville had to be stretchered off due to a serious looking injury.

Carvalho was required to play as a right wing-back when he entered the action and he insists he will play anywhere because the team is all that matters.

"It changes the dynamics of the team. I knew I was coming on because we were 2-0 down and we needed an attacking change. It’s always hard when you’ve made two subs in the first half," Carvalho said.

"The team changes. I’ve come on and tried. But, like I said, we’re all disappointed with the result.

"I’ll play anywhere the manager wants me to play. When the gaffer put me on, he said to go to right wing back and try and get balls into the box.

"It’s a bit difficult because you don’t really know who to mark as a wing back. I’ll play anywhere though. It’s all about the team."