John Coleman is happy to hit one of three milestones – and if Accrington Stanley achieve all three it will be a fantastic season.

Coleman admitted most managers have the three targets in mind when the season starts and his team now sit in fifth place with 32 points, with a game in hand after their match with Hartlepool was called off due a waterlogged pitch in midweek.

“There always seems to be a mental block about getting past certain milestones and 30 points is one of them,” said Coleman. “We seem to have passed that one without too much fuss which is good.

“Fifty is the next one as that more or less guarantees you league football and then it’s 70 points as that more of less guarantees you a place in the play-offs.

“That’s what we have got to strive for.”

Coleman admitted it was a mixed set of results on Tuesday night which, with the Reds not playing, saw them fall a place in League Two.

“It’s good that we are worried and nervous about results at the top end of the table and all the players are keen to discuss it the next day in training as well,” said Coleman.

“It was a mixed bag really as some went for us and some went against us but there is no guarantee we would have won on Tuesday night but what we wanted was to play on a pitch suitable for playing passing football.”