JOHN Coleman wants the Reds to focus on themselves ahead of tonight’s League One clash with Blackpool.

Stanley were beaten 1-0 at home by Coventry on Saturday and the visit of the Seasiders is the final game of four Wham Stadium matches on the spin.

So far the Reds have collected four points and Coleman wants to make it seven.

“I would have taken seven at the start but as it stands we only have four and you wouldn’t like four points from four home games.

“We have to do what we can to win the game.

“There is a lot of teams separated by a couple of points and you just want to keep your head above water.”

Blackpool arrive in East Lancashire 10th in the table, seven points off the top six following a 4-0 humbling at struggling Bristol Rovers last time out.

Coleman knows the threat Terry McPhillips’ side can pose but is concentrating on his own players.

“We need to maybe focus on ourselves a little bit more than the opposition,” said the Stanley chief.

“Blackpool are a big strong side and they have good players.

“They will be licking their wounds after a thumping on Saturday and we know the threats that they will pose.

“We do a lot of homework on the opposition and the lads are really well prepared but I think sometimes you have to go back to basics and get your own house in order and I think that will be our focus.”

The Seasiders are expected to bring a large travelling contingent to the Wham Stadium as fans return to the club following the exit of Owen Oyston.

And Coleman believes McPhillips has done a sterling job to have Pool on the cusp of the top six given the off-field issues at Bloomfield Road.

“I have known Terry a long time and he’s a great lad,” said Coleman.

“He is a proper football person, knowing the personality he has got he will have put the circus to one side and just concentrated on the football. He has achieved wonders.”