DION Charles says he wants to play in every game and insists tonight’s Papa John's Trophy clash against Manchester United Under-21s at the Wham Stadium is a chance to move a step closer to Wembley.

Whether Saturday’s two-goal hero will feature against the young Red Devils remains to be seen but the striker will be ready for action if called upon.

“It’s another game for me, you can’t take for granted playing the professional game,” said Charles whose two goals helped seal a 2-1 win over MK Dons at the weekend.

“For me personally I want to play as much as I can, score as many goals as I can. I’m looking forward to it.”

Having progressed through the group stages, victory over United would see Stanley move a step closer to appearing at Wembley for the first time in the club’s history.

It is something manager John Coleman has spoken about in the past and something Charles and his teammates are all too aware of.

“For some of us, we might never get to play at Wembley it is something we have got the opportunity to do so why not,” he added.

Saturday’s double took Charles’ season total to six goals and both came courtesy of two Tariq Uwakwe assists – something the two players had spoken about in the lead up to game.

“It is always nice to score, I was so close to getting my hat-trick but I will take two goals either way,” he said.

“I was talking to him (Tariq) all week and before the game that if they get half a chance to put it in early and I would get a tap in and he has done it twice and luckily it’s fallen for me.”

Saturday’s victory saw Stanley stretch their unbeaten run to six games and move up to seventh place in League One, just a point outside the play-off places with games in hand on the teams above them.

But just as Coleman had said post-game, the players and coaching staff are refusing to get ahead of themselves.

“It’s easy to get carried away but we just need to keep concentrating and take it game by game,” said Charles. “If we can play like that every week it is looking good for us.”

Of Stanley’s rivals, Charles added: “I think every team is a decent team but we are not concentrating on other teams, it’s what we do. With the performance we put in against MK Dons, we are a match for any side.”