Stanley boss John Coleman says his side didn’t give themselves a chance during their 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Dennis Adeniran scored twice for the Owls, who sit one point clear at the top of the League One table, with Liam Palmer also on target.

The result leaves the Reds two points from safety as they battle to beat the drop and maintain their League One status.

“We didn’t really give ourselves a chance,” said Coleman “They came out of the traps well. We didn’t match them head on and we surrendered too much ground to them.

“They got a corner after 20 seconds in both halves. That’s not good enough for us, really. They’d had a couple of chances before they scored so we’d had the warning signs. It was a poor goal from our point of view.

“Then we sort of cleared our heads and got back into the game. Sean (McConville) hit the bar with a free-kick and Aaron’s (Pressley) had a chance that maybe he could have pulled back to Mitch (Clark).

“We kept them at arm’s length, and we were desperate to get in at half time 1-0 and re-group. It’s poor from us (for the second goal) because we’re kicking off and then they’ve got a corner, so we gifted them the ball.

“Then it’s down to pure bad luck with a double ricochet that could go anywhere, it falls right to the lad on a plate and he puts it in.

“It was a missed opportunity in the respect that they’ve been nervy over the last three or four games. We’ve got six games to go and we’ve got to give it everything we’ve got. We’ve got a massive eight games that could really define our season.”