STANLEY boss John Coleman wants his side to push on following their 2-0 win against Oxford at the Wham Stadium.

John O’Sullivan opened the scoring before Ethan Hamilton wrapped up the win in stoppage time.

Coleman is relieved to return to winning ways and praised his players for their strong work ethic.

He said: “Oxford started well and were bright and inventive and could have scored. Goals help though and I thought John O’Sullivan was outstanding and sometimes you fancy a player to score – and I felt he was due a goal.

“Once we scored, it was like someone had sprinkled magic dust on us as we pressed and we looked like we would make and take chances.

“Everyone worked their socks off and we know we can play like that, on the front foot, and when we do that we are a good team. We just have to do it more between now and the end of the season.

“Oxford are a good team and they will feel like, if they had taken their chances at the right time, they would have won that game and I can’t dispute that.

“But on the balance of chances created, I felt we deserved to win the game.”

The result ends a run of six games without victory and sees Coleman’s men climb into the top half of the League One table.

The Reds are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they host struggling Crewe Alexandra (KO 3pm).