JOHN Coleman is keen to nip Accrington Stanley's sticky spell in the bud and get their season back on track.

Since an impressive win at Doncaster Rovers thrust them into the League One play-off positions just over two weeks ago the Reds have picked up only two points from a possible 12 and sit five points outside the top six.

Unusually for Stanley, they have gone a month without a win at the Wham Stadium, in four attempts.

But while Coleman likes to build a home fortress, his priority is getting the points, wherever they come from.

"Just not winning is a concern, whether you're home or away to be honest," said the Stanley boss, ahead of this afternoon's visit of Swindon Town.

"We were mindful of the fact that we didn't want to go on a poor run where you only pick up a few points from six or seven games and we're two points off four games now, and probably merited more than that from our performances, but not much more.

"We've just got to get back to playing the way I knew we can play, which we can, and we showed flashes of it (against Ipswich Town on Wednesday).

"We showed an unbelievable spirit in the second half the other night and that's what we should be coming away talking about.

"I've probably banged on a bit too much about the refereeing decision this week, and that's probably deflected away from the gallant effort that the players put in.

“We picked a very attacking side, went down to 10 (men) and carried on attacking and kept two up front.

"We are going to have to do that until the end of the season as we have to pick up wins if we are going to get into the play-offs."