JON Russell was delighted heeding John Coleman’s advice helped Stanley record another League One win.

The Reds are into the top half of the division courtesy of a third goal of the season for the Chelsea loanee.

The 20-year-old scored what proved to be the winner just two minutes in, running beyond the strikers to collect a Dion Charles pass and side-foot into the corner.

Coleman revealed after the game that breaking from midfield was an aspect of Russell’s game he wanted to see more of, and on top of the goal, he also went close with a curling effort at the midway point of the first half.

“He told me to do something and I went and did it and it’s a big help to have a manager who is giving you a goal and when you achieve that it’s a very good feeling,” Russell said of Coleman’s advice.

“I’m very happy, it was all thanks to Dion who made the pass, he saw my run and I managed to score. It was a great start and then we had to hold it for the rest of the game, it wasn’t easy, but we did it.

“We got the three points and that’s all that matters. It would have been nice to get more goals but we got the job done.

“You can’t just focus on yourself otherwise you’re not going to get anywhere, the team is a massive part of helping you progress individually.

“It’s always good to get a goal and show what you have got.”

Stanley are on the up after their win at Northampton Town that moved them into 11th ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Swindon Town.

That is one of their games in hand on the sides above them in the division as they look to make strides up the table.

Their dominance should have been rewarded by a bigger margin of victory, but they still had to work hard for the three points on what was their first league action since October 20.

Asked about the period without a game, Russell said: “It’s been tough but in training we’ve been running and making sure we’re fit, not just leaving it to the manager or the coaching staff.

“That showed in the game. That will improve game to game, the confidence and physical side.”

While Stanley are set to face a testing schedule, Russell can’t wait.

He added: “I’m enjoying it a lot. I can’t wait for more, but it’s also a really big help when you’ve got the team helping you out, they’re friendly and inviting and really helping me.”