DION Charles is hoping his Accrington Stanley team mates can put right their recent poor performances as they travel to Salford City's Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday night for a place in the semi finals of the Leasing.com Trophy.

The Reds overcame Fleetwood Town in the last 16 of the competition as the game was all square at full time, but Stanley came out on top in a penalty shoot out.

Stanley are now just two wins away from a first outing at Wembley Stadium and that is something everyone at the club is after.

"That’s the good thing about football, you’ve always got another game around the corner to put things right and that’s something that we definitely will be doing on Tuesday," said Charles.

"It’s a chance to play at Wembley and, for me, you might not get many other chances to play Wembley. I’m going to try and grasp that opportunity.

"You want to win every game you’re involved in. You don’t want to set up to lose games, you want to win everything."

Charles scored Stanley's equalising goal in the 2-1 defeat to Southend United at the Wham Stadium on Saturday and he now has seven goals in all competitions since arriving from National League North side Southport in the summer.

"As a striker it’s nice to score goals and stepping up from non-league to League One, my goals to games is quite respectable," added Charles.

"Being a striker means you want to score every game, but if not, try and help the team as best as possible."

The 24-year-old feels that his side need to improve on taking their chances and working harder if they are to be in the hat for the semi final draw of the EFL Trophy.

"Taking chances and just working harder. Maybe it’s a bit of luck thing, who knows. Like you saw against Bolton, we took our chances and we went and put seven past them," the Stanley striker added.

"I felt like we didn’t work as hard as we have in previous weeks like in the Portsmouth, Blackpool and Burton game.

"We’ve sort of let our standards slip a bit, but the gaffer’s going to be on our back, and they need to change dramatically."