Stanley had to settle for a point following a goalless draw against Burton at the Pirelli Stadium.

In a game high on endeavour but lacking quality in the final third, neither side could find a cutting edge to grab all three points and ease their relegation fears.

Both sides struggled to create any real chances of note in a tame first half and, while Albion dominated, there were few clear chances to test Lukas Jensen in the Accrington goal. Long throws and set-pieces looked to be the best avenues to opening up the visitors’ defence.

The only chance on target in the first 45 minutes was a tame effort from Stanley’s Mitch Clark, which was a routine stop for Craig MacGillivray.

Albion were inches away from the opening goal early in the second half when a firm header from Deji Oshilaja was deflected over his own keeper by Clark, with Sean McConville doing enough to clear off the line.

Substitutes Josh Walker and Matt Lowe went close for their respective sides late on but neither side could fashion a winner in a game that still leaves both sides looking over their shoulders.

John Coleman recognised the value of a hard-earned point after a difficult week that saw his side play with 10 men for much of the game against Bolton in midweek.

“It could be a valuable point for both teams. We wanted to come here and try to win but the game was very scrappy," he said.

"Burton probably had the better chances, particularly in the second half, and Sean has done a great clearance off the line and they have a couple of chances that haven’t hit the target with, and we have had a couple ourselves that have flashed across the face of goal.

“I think if either side had won it then it would have been harsh. Defences were definitely on top. One thing you can say about both teams is that they give it everything. There was no malice in the game considering that both sides are fighting for their lives.”

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