JOHN Coleman said Accrington Stanley have to stop being a 'Jekyll and Hyde team' after losing 3-1 at bottom of the table Rochdale.

The defeat, a 15th of the season, comes days after an impressive performance in the 0-0 draw against promotion-chasing Blackpool.

The home side took the lead 10 minutes in when Jimmy Keohane curled a neat finish wide of Stanley stopper Toby Savin.

Dale’s lead lasted just three minutes, however as David Morgan’s cross was met by Ben Barclay whose powerful header beat Jay Lynch at his near post.

Rochdale edge ahead in the 66th minute when Jake Beesley fired home from close range after Savin had denied Gabriel Osho

And they stealed victory in stoppage time when a hashed clearance from Savin saw Conor Shaughnessy who slotted into the empty net from 40 yards.

Coleman admitted he is concerned by his team’s inconsistent form.

“We’re turning into a Jekyll and Hyde team,” he said. “We ran ourselves into the ground on Tuesday (against Blackpool), maybe put too much into it, but we looked a shadow of the team we were on Tuesday, just as we looked a shadow of the team we were at Wimbledon last Saturday.

“We can’t keep going high and low, high and low. We have got to get some consistency and there is none in our play at the minute.

“We’re getting caught between two stools, when to go long, when to play short and we’re not making incisive passes, we’re going backwards a lot. We’re not hurting teams enough, we didn’t work their goalkeeper any near enough.

“We have to show better than that because we are better than that and plenty of teams have found out in League One this season that we are better than that. But we can’t run in insipid performances and it’s now getting a bit more regular than I’d like.”