JOHN Coleman says plans are already in place as Accrington Stanley prepare for life in League Two.

The Reds play their final League One game at Oxford United on Sunday with their fate sealed - barring a massive goal difference swing - following defeat against Cambridge United last weekend.

While Coleman says he does not take sole responsibility for the Reds demise, he says he will learn from his mistakes.

“The plans have already started for next season, it’s not going to be easy but it generally isn’t here,” Coleman told the club website.

“We have used the biggest budget we have had this season but I haven’t used it at all wisely so I have to take the big rap for it.

“Some of it was my own doing, some of it wasn’t.

“The truth is I tried to sign players and I couldn’t sign them. Maybe we have to look at altering our wage structure next year, keeping it within the parameters but altering what we do.

“I ended up having too many players that weren’t consistently good enough, you can see in flashes and you can see why we have signed them, but in the main they haven’t been good enough.

“I have to hold my hand up and say I got it wrong. Me getting it wrong, combined with a horrendous run of injuries, a 50/50 bad disciplinary record and unfortunate disciplinary record, and we haven’t been able to do what we normally do and find a way.”

He added: “I have got to work hard to try and learn from my mistakes, try and get more established players in, the punts I take have got to be more educated than what they were this year.

“I will have to rely on youth and we have some good players coming through the youth system and that’s what I have to do rather than signing players who, deep in the back of the mind, I think they are not ready and they won’t play for us so why sign them in the first place? That’s all down to me and I take full responsibility for that and I am more determined than ever to go forward in a positive manner.”