STANLEY striker Billy Kee is firmly looking up as the Reds prepare for their final 13 games of the season.

The Reds face Blackpool at the Wham Stadium tonight knowing a win could move them back into the top half.

John Coleman’s side started the season well but have slipped away in recent weeks and are only four points clear of the bottom four.

But Kee, who has 12 goals to his name this term, believes shutting down the 14-point gap to the play-offs is the ambition.

“We want to finish as high as we can,” said the 28-year-old. “We have played well in patches after a good start.

“Now we have got to put in good performances until the end of the season and our aim is still the play-offs.

“We know, after last season, that we can go on a run of wins and you never know where it will take you.”

The Reds are playing League One football for the first time in their history following promotion last term.

Although many outsiders would see simply surviving as a success, the Reds squad want more.

And Kee believes Stanley are still adapting to the new division.

“As a club and as people and a unit we want to strive to be the best we can,” he added.

“We want to finish strongly and finish as high up the table as we can.

“We haven’t had consistency this season, it is a higher level and we are adjusting to it.

“The level is perhaps higher than we thought it was and there are some very good teams.

“They know how to play the game and you see that. Teams are canny in this league, they go 1-0 up and they know how to see the game out – a bit like we did in League Two last season.

“It’s down to us as players to sort it out, we have got to look at ourselves and be the canny team.

“We go into every game expecting to win but, as a striker, chances are at a premium in this league. The strikers are better, they get their once chance and take it.

“We have got to work hard together to create more chances.

“I put pressure on myself to try and score goals and we are determined to put it right tonight after losing on Saturday.

“Blackpool are a good side but we like playing under the lights, we like derbies and hopefully we can bounce back.”