JOHN Coleman says his side will have to show resilience to get through their injury crisis.

Stanley host Burton Albion on Friday and travel to Oxford United on Monday with the Reds boss running the rule over his depleted squad.

Stanley saw four players pick up injuries in Saturday’s 7-0 defeat at Peterborough which added to an already lengthy list of those currently out of action.

But Coleman is refusing to let the situation get him down.

“You don’t get any bonus points for having any injured players or you don’t get any special treatment,” he told the club website. “You just have to put the best 11 out you can and hope that they can play as well as they can.

“We are not scared to play any team in this league and we have got to try and work our way through this crisis that we are in with the injuries. We are still blessed that we are playing League One football and there is a good chance we will be playing League One football next year. I still think, with a little bit of luck, we could have been knocking on the doors of the play-offs ourselves this year but we haven’t had a great deal of luck, injury wise but we have to go again.”

He added: “I have been in these situations before believe it or not. I have been a manager for 24 years and anything that you can see in football, I’ve seen it.

“Not only could I write one book, I could write seven books. It is all about resilience. I have got a good set of lads...I have every faith that they will bounce back.”