ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman has challenged his side to build on a first away victory at Charlton when they head south again to face Gillingham tomorrow.

The Reds have struggled on their travels this season but the win at the Addicks in their last away game has boosted confidence.

And while he knows a Steve Evans team will provide a stern test, Coleman knows his side can build momentum after ending their travel sickness at The Valley.

He told the club’s website: “It was great we got an away win against Charlton, we would like to build on that but it will be a totally different game on Saturday and we have got to be prepared for whatever they throw at us.

“I have nothing against Steve Evans, I like people who are passionate about football, he wants his team to win and what’s wrong with that? I like winners, who are vociferous and the world would be a dull place if we were all the same.

“It’s yet another tough game. I speak to quite a few League One managers, it’s an unforgiving league and you have got to be a team who are unforgiving.

“Anyone can beat anyone but you have got to be at your best every single week and that’s what we are trying to hammer home to the players.

“You have got to play to the maximum every game and the moment you get players dropping to below six, if you get three or four of them, you are going to get beat.”

Coleman knows, while the main focus is on scoring goals, his defence need to tighten up as the Reds have the joint worst record in the league for goals conceded.

He added: “I know we have defended well this season but not defended well consistently and in nearly every game we have had a blip and we are getting punished for the blips.

“The higher standard you play, the better players will punish you.

“We have got to eliminate the lapses of concentration. It’s individual errors, it’s not team shape or an organisation thing, it’s not anything we are doing differently, it’s basically players are making mistakes and we are getting punished for them. If we can sort that out we have got a chance of winning more games.”