Stanley manager John Coleman is keen for his team to keep up their encouraging form tomorrow night against Wycombe Wanderers.
The Reds are unbeaten in three matches ahead of kick off.
They had led in their last outing at league leaders Doncaster but fought back from 2-1 down to draw 2-2 which Coleman believes can be beneficial for everyone.
“An unbeaten run gives you confidence,” he explained. “It gives the players confidence to take setbacks in their stride. We went behind on Saturday and we’ve gone behind to lesser teams than Doncaster in the past and not responded so that will help them.
“The other thing is that when teams below you are losing those points can be crucial. They can edge you further and further away from the problems.
“I’ve watched Saturday’s game again and I still think we deserved a point but I’d like us to play better and I’d like us to defend better than that. Sometimes you don’t get what you put in from football and you only have to look at the EFL Cup final for validation of that. Southampton will come away scratching their heads wondering how they haven’t been lifting the silverware. That’s happened to us a lot this season. You just have to put it to the back of your mind and keep plugging away.”
The Chairboys arrive having lost their last five league games but Coley doesn’t expect that to make any difference once the players take to the field.
“I don’t subscribe to the theory that there are good and bad times to play teams,” he said. “On any given day form can reappear or disappear. We know how they’ll play, I know Gareth Ainsworth quite well and I think he’s a good manager who sets his team up well and has a habit of being successful.
“Whether they’re on a good run or a bad run they have a style of football that we need to deal with and negate.”
The last midweek game with Cambridge United fell victim to the weather and after more heavy rain in East Lancashire extra work is going on to prepare the surface.
Coleman is keen to take to the field again but knows they’re at the mercy at the elements.
“We want to play but we can’t stop the rain,” he concluded. “All we can do is the best we can to get the pitch right and if it’s not right we have to be ready to go again whenever it gets played.”