Stanley boss John Coleman felt Ipswich’s strength in depth was the difference following his side’s 2-0 defeat at the Wham Stadium.

The Reds held out for 76 minutes against the league leaders but eventually fell to goals from Conor Chaplin and Wes Burns.

Coleman was pleased with his side’s resilience for most of the game but felt they “went to sleep at a set-piece”.

“I would love to be in Ipswich’s position with the strikers they have on the bench,” said the Stanley chief.

“For us, we put our striker on, Kody Adedoyin, and a few minutes later he is off with a hamstring injury. Joe Pritchard also came off injured so it is mounting for us.

“I tried everything to bring a striker in last week but it wasn’t to be.

“The disappointing thing today is we defended really well throughout the whole game, against one of the top teams in the league, and then we went to sleep at a set-piece.

“The second goal, we should have had a free kick before it, but we don’t seem to get the rub of the green.”

The result leaves Coleman’s men 18th in the League One table, having picked up seven points from their opening six matches.

The Reds are back in action on Tuesday night when they head to the New Lawn to take on Forest Green Rovers (KO 7:45pm).