STANLEY boss John Coleman is hoping that the defeat at Luton will not have too much of an impact on his side's trip to Doncaster Rovers tonight.

The Reds played for more than hour of the 3-0 defeat against the League One leaders with 10 men on Saturday after Dimitar Evtimov's red card for two bookings picked up conceding a pair of penalties in the dramatic first quarter of the game.

It left Coleman's strugglers with an uphill task against the Hatters and needing to put some serious miles in to try and keep them at bay.

Ahead of travelling to the Keepmoat Stadium to face another side in the promotion hunt the Stanley boss has been careful with his players' workloads.

"It’s something we’ve got to put to the back of our minds and learn from the mistakes and go again," Coleman said of the Luton defeat.

"I am worried about how it might have drained us and we’ve had to be careful in training.

"The lads had a long slog there and Doncaster have had the extra day’s rest having played on Friday.

"It was a hard last 20 minutes for us on Saturday.

"They had plenty of chances and we stuck to our guns but it was one of those where you are just waiting for the final whistle and we don’t have too many games like that.

"I know our players are determined to put it right though and you can see what our lads give, you can’t fault their effort. They put a really good shift in against Luton.

"Now we’ve got three games to go and we’ve got to give it our all."

Rovers occupy the final play-off spot with three games to play, Grant McCann looking to guide his side into the end-of-season shoot-out for a coveted place in the Championship.

Coleman is wary of the threat they will pose knowing plenty about some of the players his side will come up against in South Yorkshire.

Leeds United prospect Mallik Wilks spent time on loan with Stanley during the first half of last season and has 16 goals so far this campaign.

Joe Wright also had a spell at the Wham Stadium while Coleman is a long-time admirer of Herbie Kane who is seen as something of a rising star in the middle of the park.

"Doncaster are a good side with good players," the Stanley boss said.

"We know Mallik from his days here and Joe Wright.

"They’ve got one of the best strikers in the league in John Marquis and there's the lad from Liverpool, Herbie Kane, who I've tried to sign a couple of times.

"The one plus part for us will be that the pitch will be nice and hopefully we can get our game going again."