OFFRANDE Zanzala said there was ‘no conflict’ over the penalty duties that saw him score from the spot in Stanley’s weekend defeat at Ipswich Town.

Zanzala scored from the spot, having won it himself, but not before discussions with regular taker Colby Bishop and captain Seamus Conneely.

The striker made it eight for the season when reducing the deficit to 3-1, but 12-goal Bishop has already scored four penalties this season.

And that is where the disagreement stemmed from, with Conneely also getting involved, a situation which boss John Coleman says will be dealt internally.

However, playing it down, 23-year-old Zanzala said: “It’s one of those things. I’m a striker, Colby is a striker, Seamus is the captain.

“Colby has come back from injury, we were happy to have him back, he’s a different solution for us as a team.

“For myself, especially winning the penalty, it’s something I was confident in taking penalties.

“I’ve been doing that for a long time now, I felt that I could score, I had high confidence.

“It was a bit of disagreement of who would take it, and who the skipper thought, but I was passionate to make a mark on the game.

“I was happy to score, but not the result.”

Zanzala came off the bench in the second half, with Stanley already 3-0 down. His penalty drew them within two goals before the hosts added a fourth in the closing stages.

“It’s nothing too bad, it’s just football, it happens in the heat of the moment,” Zanzala said of the incident.

“I’m sure everyone knows why it happened. We’re both strikers, both want to score, strikers get judged on goals, but there’s no conflict of who should have took it.

“He’s taken a few penalties recently, but I wanted to take it having won it. There’s no disagreement, which is important, we have to brush it aside and put things right for next Saturday.”

The result was particularly disappointing for Stanley who headed to Portman Road in good form, with five wins in their last nine games, as well as making it through to the last eight of the Trophy.

That form had seen boss Coleman collect the League One manager of the month prize for December, but it was an afternoon to forget for the Reds who had been the first team to beat Ipswich this season when they met at the Wham Stadium in October.

“The result shows itself that we weren’t at the races aces,” Zanzala added.

“We didn’t start as we wanted, 4-1 isn’t what we wanted to happen.

“We had to change a few things around, get in to a few players, but it was one of those days.

“It happens in football, part of the learning curve, and hopefully we can turn it around next game and put things right.

“It wasn’t acceptable from the players, we know that, the staff won’t accept that. It wasn’t a 4-1 game but on the day it happened.

“We have to bounce back next week.”

Zanzala repeated his manager’s apology to the travelling fans who made the long journey to Suffolk only to see their side put in what was agreed to be an ‘unacceptable’ performance.

The striker says the focus now has to be on putting the hard yards in on the training pitch this week and be ready for the visit of struggling Southend United on Saturday.

“It’s not acceptable, the players know we should have done better,” said Zanzala, who will be aiming to earn a recall against Sol Campbell’s side.

“We should have ran more, we should have pressed more, we should have kept the ball better.

“Everyone could have done better, from the goalkeeper to the strikers we could have played more as a team.

“We weren’t vocal enough, we didn’t take our chances, we didn’t create enough, but it’s one of those things we have to look at.

“When then have to put it right in training, have a good training week and then make things right for the next game.”