STANLEY boss John Coleman insists his side are “miles better” than their performance against Burton.

The Reds were held to a goalless draw against the Brewers at the Wham Stadium despite dominating at times.

Ethan Hamilton, Colby Bishop and Jay Rich-Baghuelou were all denied by Burton goalkeeper Matej Kovar, who is on loan from Manchester United.

“It had the hallmarks of a testimonial or a pre-season friendly. We were comfortable in the first half but we didn’t trouble their keeper enough,” said Coleman.

“We invited them into a game they should never have been in and they had a good go in the second half.

“I am pleased with a clean sheet but when you are in the ascendancy you have got to win games and it wouldn’t have taken much to score – put in that extra pass, a better cross, a better run, a better shot but we didn’t work their goalkeeper enough.

“When it gets like that the fans get non-plussed. The fans are looking to us to inspire them and we didn’t. We nearly sent them to sleep.

“We are miles better than that and we have to show it on Monday at Bolton.”

The result leaves Coleman’s men 13th in the League One table with three games still to play before the end of the season.

The Reds are back in action on Monday when they head to the University of Bolton Stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers (KO 3pm).