ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman was pleased to see his side stop the rot as they came away from Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium with a 1-1 draw.

Dion Charles gave an injury depleted Stanley side the lead in the opening 15 minutes before John Brayford's header from a corner pegged the Reds back.

This point ended a run of four straight defeats as Coleman's men will welcome high flying Peterborough United to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday night.

"We would’ve taken it before the game. Not many teams would have come here today and done what we did in keeping the ball off them for half an hour," said Stanley boss Coleman. "We scored a good goal and could’ve had another one and then we’ve gone to sleep on the set play, which is disappointing.

"You’re coming away with mixed emotions really. If you’ve led and been pegged back, then it always leaves a bit of a sour taste in your mouth.

"I think we’ve got to be proud of the way we played and thanks to the fans who came.

"I think they’ll be proud of the effort we showed, we went right to the end. I think on the balance of play, we probably deserved to win.

"It got a bit bitty in the second half, we didn’t keep the ball as well as we would have wanted to have done.

"It became a bit of a war in the midfield. They’ve been on a good league run here. We stopped the rot as well, maybe off the life support machine, we’re still in intensive care, but off the life support machine. "You’ve got to try and build to the game on Tuesday. We know we can play and when we get the ball down then we’re a good team and we’ve shown that here.

"We had a disallowed goal and I’ve just seen how far Dion has run to put it in. It was very similar to the goal that Rochdale scored against us.

"The lads can be proud of the way we played and what we showed."