BE positive, get lucky and excite the fans - that is what John Coleman is looking for as Accrington Stanley prepare to host Fleetwood Town tomorrow.

The Reds boss described Stanley’s penalty shoot-out loss to Wigan in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday as one of his worse days in football management.

Now he is looking for a response as they return to league duty.

While Stanley won 1-0 at Lincoln City last weekend it was a first victory in six league outings that has seen them slip to 14th place in the table.

So Coleman wants to rediscover the old spark and instil a bit of self belief around the Wham Stadium to stir the fans.

“We had one shot on goal at home against Wigan and scored with it – 100 per cent ratio you might say – but that’s not good enough for us,” he told the club website.

“It’s something we have got to put right by being positive, believing in what you do and working at what you do.

“The big frustration for me was not being able to pass the ball on a carpet, that’s what annoys me most. I know we can pass the ball, I have seen us do it this season.

“More or less the same team who had one shot on goal on Tuesday night had 25 shots on goal at the Stadium of Light. It doesn’t add up. We have to be more positive in our approach and desire to win games. I don’t like us not exciting the fans.”

Coleman admitted luck has got a lot to do with winning or losing matches but wants his side to start making their own luck.

“Sometimes you go on a run where things just fall into place and you wonder how it’s happened,” he said. “Other times to can’t buy a win and you find ways to snatch defeats from the jaws of victory but you have to keep battling on.

“You can’t underestimate the element of luck in football. Wigan scored a fluke, a deflection, and from there we didn’t play well and they did but up to that point Wigan didn’t look like scoring.

“When you are down it goes against you. When you believe you are unlucky, you generally are unlucky so you have to believe you are going to be lucky.”