Sean McConville hailed an important three points after playing a key role in Stanley’s 2-1 win over Colchester United.

The winger laid on both of the goals for the Reds, setting up Billy Kee for the opener before delivering from a corner for Matty Pearson to head in the second.

John Coleman’s side are now four points clear of the bottom two in League Two and McConville thinks it was key to win in any way they could.

“We’re just pleased to get the win more than anything,” he said. “After a good performance on Tuesday against Mansfield the lads just wanted to win the game. Whether we did it playing well or badly it didn’t matter. The important thing was to win.

“We went 2-0 up and I thought we were cruising but this season things have conspired against us and we had another with Omar being sent off. I don’t think it was a red, I don’t think anyone in the ground thinks it was a red but we battled against the adversity and saw the game out 2-1.

“When I’m playing wide my job is to score goals and assist goals. I think since the Crewe game I have seven assists and maybe into double figures for the season. That’s all I can do, keep trying to contribute.”

Next up is a home game with Cambridge United on Tuesday which Stanley will tackle without the influential McConville. He’s determined to still play a part from the sidelines though.

“We’ve just got to keep winning games,” he explained. “Having picked up my tenth yellow card I’ll miss two games now but I’ll keep myself in shape and I’ll be ready to play Wycombe when I’m available again. I’ll be fully behind the lads in the next two games.”