STANLEY boss John Coleman says he is ready to add to his squad in the January transfer window after seeing his side suffer a fourth straight defeat.

The Reds lost 3-2 at home to Crawley on Saturday to slip to seventh in the table ahead of today’s trip to Carlisle.

Stanley were three goals down and although a Billy Kee penalty and a Ben Richards-Everton strike got them back into the game they could not find a leveller.

Coleman was disappointed with his side;s first half performance and, with Jordan Thorniley and Seamus Conneely both set to miss the trip to Cumbria today, admits he will have to bring in reinforcements as he bids to keep the promotion push on track.

He said: “I am going to have to g and get some more players in in January and that will be a hard task. We have to try and target the players who we know will improve us.”

Despite the worrying run of form, the Stanley chief is confident his side can turn their fortunes around.

He added: “I’d be worried if we I didn’t have good players, but we do have good players, we are capable of getting four wins on the spin so we have to maintain a positive mindset and get the lads believing in themselves.

“It is a big game on Boxing Day.”

Of the Crawley defeat Coleman added: “I have to give praise to Crawley because they were very bright and inventive. They were too good for us in the first half.

“We have got to rebuild and learn from it and find a way to get back to winning ways. That is four defeats on the bounce and it is frustrating.

“The players know they let themselves and the fans down in the first half.

“We know we are capable of winning games and we have to go out there and prove it.”