Stanley boss John Coleman isn’t getting carried away despite making it three successive wins in League Two after beating MK Dons 1-0 at the Wham Stadium.

Shaun Whalley got the decisive goal in the 31st minute, making space for himself in the area and firing into the roof of the net.

The result sees the Reds climb into the play-off places as they aim to bounce back from last season’s relegation from League Two.

“I am delighted with the win,” said Coleman. “We started off shakily and then got to grips with the game. It was probably our best performance of the season in terms of playing consistently the way we want to play.

“It has been a nightmare week, we have a plan to play against a new manager and had to do analysis on two teams – MK Dons and Gateshead – which wasn’t ideal and assistant manager Jimmy Bell’s laptop broke!

“I think Mike (Williamson) will get it right. He plays the style of football they want and you could see if in flashes, and they will only get better.

“But we stuck to our game plan brilliantly and we made plenty of chances and that’s back-to-back clean sheets.

“You can’t fault any of our players but I am not getting carried away. You can easily go on a bad run as a good run.

“But once you are on a good run, it gets easier. We found that last time when we won this league. Saying that, every team who is on a good run will feel that they have a big chance to have a say in this league.”