ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman used a different system in Tuesday's defeat to Blackpool and insist you have to adapt at times.

Coleman isn't concerned whether his number of critics are growing and just wants to concentrate on the job at hand.

Stanley have been written off by many people for tomorrow's match at Barnsley, Coleman wants to silence a few people.

"We were probably the first team in League Two to play 4231, but we lost the players who made that successful," said the Reds manager.

"Trying to find players to fit that system, we couldn’t get them, so we had to change.

"You have to be flexible and to adapt to what other teams do as well. They had to change their system two or three times in the first half because they couldn’t live with us.

"You need the players at your disposal, and we have got that."

The number of critics for the Stanley boss are growing, but this doesn't faze Coleman.

"I don’t want credit, we know what we’ve got to play with. We know the difficulties of putting a team out to play for Accrington Stanley.

"We love our job, all the staff and players love coming in to work. We’ll just continue trying to do that.

"People can think what they want, I know the job we’re doing is solid and sound.

"We’ve got good, honest people at the club from the job to the bottom and we’ll always continue to work hard for what we deserve.

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"We have to give them the respect that they deserve, and the homework started on Tuesday night.

"We know what they’re about and how they play. They might be facing enforced changes themselves, we’ll come up with a plan.

"We’ll try and come up with the right personnel to get a result, we’re going there to try and win the game.

"A lot of people have written us off this weekend, which is fine but write us off at your peril.

"Good club, good team. If I had to pick the strongest team in the league, then it would probably be Barnsley.

"I think we’re as strong as anyone on our day. We want to silence a few people."

Coleman was happy with his sides performance against Blackpool and thinks they deserved more.

"I watched it at 4am. I thought we played well, it was a cracking atmosphere, and these are nights that we’ve yearned for," he said.

"We did ourselves justice on the pitch and on another day, we’d have got one or three points."