COLBY Bishop says Accrington Stanley don’t fear anyone in League One and the mentality around the club is to look up rather than down.

Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Crewe made it five games unbeaten for the Reds who climbed to ninth in the table, just one place outside the play-offs.

Bishop, who scored the only goal of the game, insists Stanley can mount a challenge for the top rather than look to pick up points just to survive in the division.

“We are playing well, there isn’t a team we have come up against where we think they are a lot better than us,” Bishop told the club website. “We are battling with everyone and we are getting the results and we keep going game by game and hopefully see where we are but I think we are doing very well.

He added: “I don’t think this group’s mentality and the aura we have got around the changing room is just to kind of survive.

“We know we are good enough to push further up the table than we did last year so hopefully we can.”

Stanley are without a game this weekend but return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Shrewsbury Town who have appointed former Burnley boss Steve Cotterill as manager following the sacking of Sam Ricketts.

Bishop is delighted with the Reds' run of form and says the current crop of players are well equipped to deal with any setbacks they may suffer throughout the campaign.

“That is football, you are going to win some and you are going to lose some,” he said. “Hopefully we can keep winning but if we do lose one I think we have the mentality to bounce back.”

Bishop’s goal on Tuesday, a fourth of the season but a second in the league, was bundled home from close range after Matt Butcher's free-kick was pushed on to the crossbar by Crewe keeper Will Jaaskelainen.

The frontman says he doesn’t care how he scores, especially after missing a couple of chances earlier in the game.

“I always think there is another one coming but it is annoying because it is League One at the end of the day and it is a good standard and those chances don’t always come around,” he said.

“The first one I have mistimed it, the second one I just caught it too well and third one, well I couldn’t really miss!

“I literally don’t care how they come, it could be that or a 40 yard screamer. I literally don’t care, a goal is a goal and if it helps the team, then brilliant.”