John Coleman knows his side will have to be on top of their game at seventh-placed Mansfield who are one of the in-form teams in League Two.

The Stags have won six of their last eight league games – and drawn the other two – with Stanley needing to get their away form on track at Field Mill tomorrow.

The Reds have lost the last two games on their travels and need to bounce back after their loss at Portsmouth on Saturday and move up the table, away from the relegation zone.

“Mansfield will be cock-a-hoop as they scored four goals on Saturday while we will have to learn from Saturday and put it behind us now,” said Coleman.

“Steve Evans knows the game and has some decent players but we have some decent players and I have no qualms about going there.

“I still maintain we are as good as any team in this league on our day but we have got to show it more.”

Coleman was still disappointed with the opening 30 minutes against Portsmouth, where they scored and outplayed the Reds, and knows his side need to start better tonight.

“We were like a rabbit in headlights and looked lifeless in the first 30 minutes, then after that we competed with them and why didn’t we compete from the start?

“We did have loan lads and young lads who won’t have played in front of that type of crowd before but it wasn’t acceptable and if I was an Accrington fan, I would have been upset.

“If we had started like we had finished the game, if you take their goal out of the equation as we were chasing game, we would have had no problem getting one point or even three.

“We have got to start well at Mansfield.”

Coleman has Matty Pearson and Scott Brown back after both have served bans.

“They are two keen lads and two good lads who will run through a brick wall for you. Scott has enthusiasm in abundance.”