ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman thinks his side have thrown away chances to be higher in League One, but said they have had no luck.

The Stanley boss added how tomorrow's game against Coventry should be a good spectacle.

Coleman wants his side to keep believing they can improve as the season goes on.

Stanley are unbeaten in three games, that is something the Stanley boss is pleased with.

"We have thrown away opportunities to be higher. We’ve had a lot taken off us as well – we’ve had absolutely no luck this season," said Coleman.

"There’s been about 10 or 12 major decisions going against us and I can’t recall too many going for us.

"That’s not my words, they’re the assessor’s words when we ask for feedback. Financially we should be bottom of the league, I wouldn’t be here if I believed in that.

"We shouldn’t have won the league last year if we believed in that. I think the squad we’ve got should be in a higher position than we are now.

"I don’t want to be just happy to stay up, I wouldn’t want to be at a football club that’s happy to stay up."

Coleman highlighted how tomorrow's match at home to Coventry should be a good watch.

"Early on in the season we were the top ones out of the four, but I think we’re the bottom of the four.

"Coventry are a good side, they’ve got good players and they do play football the right way. I loved watching them last week against Luton, it was a smashing game.

"We can pass the ball and they can pass the ball so it should be a good game of football.

"We’re disappointed we didn’t win the game down there. We conceded a goal late on, it was avoidable from our point of view," added Coleman.

"We had enough chances to win the game. Both teams have changed a lot since then, I say they play good footie and I’m really looking forward to the game.

"We said in this run of home games, these were big. We’re on four points which is acceptable, but we’ve got some tough games coming up and we’ve got to try and get the points on the board. "Firstly, to secure our safety and then to try and climb as high as we can. You quickly put that away, you can use it to motivate yourselves, so I don’t think that’ll have any bearing on the game on Saturday."

The 1-1 draw with Oxford meant Stanley are now unbeaten in their last three games.

"We’re unbeaten in three so that’s something you can take some comfort from. We just like to play better in games, we were good against Oxford in periods," said Coleman.

"We were quite flat on Saturday, but we still managed to get a goal and we could’ve won the game. That was possibly a game we’d have lost a month ago. We’ve got to keep trying to improve."