John Coleman thinks it could be a make or break Easter weekend for teams up and down the EFL, with Stanley potentially at the heart of it.

The Reds travel to Blackpool on Good Friday before hosting Crawley on Easter Monday.

Coleman’s side are now just four points from the play-off places in League Two after going 13 matches unbeaten.

And with the Seasiders just two points and one place outside the top seven there are potentially big implications for both sides.

“I think some dreams and ambitions will be made or broken this weekend,” said Coleman. “There are six points to play for and any team that is in the mix who takes six will take giant leaps as a result of getting those two wins. We have to give ourselves the best chance.

“People are understandably building Friday’s game at Blackpool up and it’s a massive game but I think some people are underestimating Crawley on Monday and just expecting them to turn up, roll over and get their belly tickled. That’s not going to happen. That’ll present its own problems but we can only concentrate on the task at hand and that’s Blackpool.

“I think we’re in the hunt but I think Blackpool will have identified this as an important game just the same as we have. They will see it as a chance to put us to bed but for us it’s a chance to overtake them.

“I’d never say we were definitely out of contention if we were to lose but you’d definitely put Blackpool in pole position if that happened. We’ll be going there to win the game and we won’t going there to not lose. That’s never been my way of thinking.”