STANLEY boss John Coleman says Colby Bishop is “integral” following his side’s 2-1 win against Lincoln at the Wham Stadium.

Bishop struck either side of half-time as the Reds returned to winning ways against the Imps.

Coleman’s men had to play the final half an hour with 1- men after Toby Savin was sent off for handling outside his area.

The visitors pulled one back through Manchester City loanee Lewis Fiorini in stoppage time, but Stanley held on to secure the three points.

“I am pleased for Colby to get two goals, he always gives his all and he is such an integral part of what we do here,” said Coleman.

“Up to 75 minutes that was one of our best performances of the season. We had a game plan and the lads stuck to their task.

“We went 2-0 up and I thought we could have gone on and won by more but Toby has made an error of judgement, the wind hasn’t helped.

“Saying that, I know they scored, but they didn’t really trouble us after that and we did see it out.

“We have had too many red cards recently and it is something we have to learn from for next season.

“We have to learn from our mistakes and, if it’s one thing which has let us down, it has been our concentration levels and we need to improve on that.”

The result leaves Coleman’s men 13th in the League One table with one game to go before the end of the season.

The Reds are back in action on Saturday, April 30 when they head to relegation-threatened Wimbledon (KO 12:30pm).