BOSS John Coleman is hoping Stanley's goals at Sunderland can open the floodgates as he prepares for tonight's home game with Oxford United in League One.

The Reds had gone the equivalent of almost seven games without finding the net in the third tier until Billy Kee broke the run with a penalty to open the scoring in Friday's 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.

Paul Smyth added a second for the Reds before Sunderland hit back to earn a share of the spoils.

And Coleman admitted he was pleased to see his side find the net, and now wants them to do it on a more regular basis.

"We have to try and build on that," he said.

"We know we are capable of scoring goals because we make chances on a regular basis so maybe the pressure of not scoring for a while will be alleviated and when we get into goalscoring opportunities we won't be as tense and we will take more chances."