JOHN Coleman is looking to turn draws in to wins as Stanley host MK Dons this afternoon and is not getting too carried away with his side's six-game unbeaten run.

The Reds moved up to ninth place in League One thanks to Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town.

While Stanley have won four times on the current run, they have drawn two of the last three – something Coleman wants to address.

“You get to the point where you would sooner win one and lose one than draw two so I don’t subscribe to unbeaten runs as such,” Coleman told the club website ahead of facing a Dons side that have won their last four away games in all competitions.

“I know it can boost confidence and I get that but it’s all about points and you have to try and get as many points on board as possible.

“In the cold light of day against Shrewsbury, our performance didn’t probably merit more than a point so we have got to improve.

“We know we are capable of improving and we showed snap shots in the game of being very good, making chances and carving them open and then other times we were sloppy with the ball, we gave the ball away and invited pressure onto ourselves.

“We are still a work in progress, we have been saying that for a couple of weeks, and I know the lads have got the appetite to improve and won’t be done for effort.

“We are in a better position than I thought we would be after a couple of games but we still have to work harder to improve even further.”

He added: “We’ve got to improve our ball retention, there are too many games where we are coming off second best on our possession stats, I know football is not all about possession, you have to score goals.

“I think we can be more clinical in front of goal as well, we have made a lot of chances but not taken them and sometimes they can come back to haunt you.”

MK Dons travel to the Wham Stadium in 17th place but Coleman is wary of the threat they pose with Cameron Jerome and Scott Fraser their top scorers with five goals each.

“They have won two from the last five and they have both been away against good sides in Sunderland and Charlton,” said Coleman, who is without Mo Sangare.

“I’ve watched a lot of MK Dons and, when they were near bottom, I was telling everyone what a good side they were so it’s no surprise to me they have been winning games.

“They play great football, maybe too expansive at times, but they are a side who are great to watch sand when they get it right they are good.”