SEAMUS Conneely believes Accrington Stanley are at a crossroads in their League One season.

The Reds are without a win in the third tier since beating Shrewsbury Town on Boxing Day and having seen their home game with Blackpool called off last weekend due to a frozen pitch, John Coleman's side are 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Stanley, who visit 14th place Scunthorpe on Saturday, have up to three games in hand on some of the sides around them and Conneely, who has been restored to the line-up in recent weeks with Sam Finley serving a five-game suspension, wants to kickstart their 2019.

“We are at a crossroads at the moment – we know which way we want our season to go but it can go one of two ways,” he said.

“We know we need to get back onto a winning run, the gaffer always says the hardest part of getting on a run is starting it and hopefully, once we get one win under our belts, we can kick on.

“At the moment one or two things aren’t going our way but we hope to turn that around.”

Conneely is expected to retain his place for the trip to Glanford Park with Finley still suspended.

The Accrington skipper knows finding the net will be the key to any Reds revival

Stanley have not found the net in the league since that win over Shrewsbury but Conneely is confident the tide will turn.

“We know we need to score goals, it’s tough at the moment as the chances aren’t going in but we know our luck will change soon," he added.

“We had a strong strike force and we have added QPR loan striker Paul Smyth to the team. I roomed with him at Gillingham (when Stanley drew 0-0) and he is a great lad. On the pitch, he is fast and nippy and gives us something we are perhaps missing up front. Hopefully he will score the goals to send us up the league.”