Stanley travel to Barrow tomorrow for their latest pre-season friendly with manager John Coleman insisting that results do matter as they warm up for the new campaign in League Two.

The Reds were beaten by National League North side Stalybridge at the weekend and now take on a Bluebirds side from a division higher in the Conference.

Coleman’s keen for his players to start seeing end results for their efforts.

“It’s important for fitness and conditioning and all that but for me the most important thing is that we win the game,” he said.

“We’ve tried to stress to the lads the importance of building a winning mentality and as much as you’re trying to improve fitness you also have to improve timings and understandings with each other.

“It all leads to one thing which is the aim of winning games. That’s a habit that we have to get into.

“I think if you go into the season in good form then you tend to stay in good form and that was certainly the case last season. We have a few games left and we want to get up to full speed.

“We’re still experimenting as it would be foolish to show your hand too soon in terms of your eleven but everyone has the opportunity to stake their claim to a place in all the games and every day in training.

“We have a training game in the afternoon and everyone will be travelling so the aim is to get some longer periods into players.”

Kick off at the Furness Building Society Stadium is 7:45pm with admission prices adults £8, concession & students £6 and 11-17’s £4 in the stand or adults £7, concessions & student £5 and 11-17’s £2 elsewhere.