JORDAN Clark is grateful his Accrington Stanley side have a game against Oxford United on Tuesday as they look to bounce back from defeat.

Clark continued his purple patch as he made it three goals in four matches for him as he equalised for the Reds at the Wham Stadium, but goals from Freddie Lapado and Ben Wiles gave Rotherham a 2-1 win.

Stanley have the chance to put that loss behind them quickly when they travel to the Kassam Stadium to take on Oxford United tomorrow night.

"Oxford are a top team. They’ve slipped down the table a little bit which is disappointing for them because they’ve got a lot of good players and they play a lot of good football," said Clark. "They’re probably the best team we’ve played at home all season. Going into another game on Tuesday night, we can just focus on that now. "We’ll learn from this and try to rectify a few things and then we’ll go down there looking for three points."

Stanley tend to raise their game when playing against the sides higher in the league, but Clark believes you should play the same for every opponent.

"You probably raise your game, which you shouldn’t do, you should play the same for any game you play," Clark said.

"We’ve dropped a lot of points along the season against the teams we should be beating. It’s probably cost us and that’s why we are where we are.

"The consistency in this league is the most important thing we can do. You get three or four wins and then you get confidence and then it takes you up the league. "We’ve got to learn from this and take it into Tuesday which is the most important thing."

Rotherham's win in Accrington means they stayed top of League One and Clark doesn't think the Reds deserved to lose on Saturday.

"They’re top of the league for a reason. It was a battle here and we’ve pushed them the whole way," said Clark.

"We didn’t deserve to lose; I know that for a fact. The set pieces killed us and the cross at the end, we didn’t deal with it first phase, second phase or third phase and then it’s ended up in the back of the net, which is so disappointing.

"I think a draw would’ve been a fair result, there wasn’t much quality in the game. The wind killed it in the first half, the ball was blowing everywhere, we didn’t know what we were doing.

"To push them like we did, and like I said, we didn’t deserve to lose, I think a draw would’ve been a fair result in the end."