John Coleman is expecting his side to shine tomorrow against play-off chasing Luton – as they tend to do better against the higher placed teams.
The Hatters need one point to secure a play-off spot and visit the Wham Stadium for the second time this season – Stanley beat them 1-0 in the FA Cup in November.
Coleman expects his 12th placed Reds to be up for it – it’s against the teams lower down the league where Stanley have struggled, shown by their 1-0 defeat at Newport last week which ended their 15-game unbeaten run.
“The sickening thing this season is that we have struggled against teams near the bottom of the league,” said the Reds boss.
“We have only won once against the bottom four in eight attempts and yet we have beaten the top three and it’s really frustrating.
“It’s hard to take as we have got to find a way to make sure it doesn’t happen again next season.”
Luton will be without top 26-goal striker Danny Hylton who is suspended but Coleman knows they will present tough opposition.
“We were good value for our win in the FA Cup against them. Let’s hope we can see this game as it was foggy then!
“And we were disappointed to lose at their place in the league but this is a big game and we generally get up for big games.
“We need to put Saturday behind us and make sure the crowd get behind us, it’s an entertaining game and we do our best.
“Luton will be disappointed as three or four months ago they were in the automatic places but they will want to secure their play-off place as soon as possible.
“They will want to win but we want to win the last two games to finish in a respectable position.
“What I have learnt from this season, is we need to be more ruthless at both ends of the pitch. We have defending magnificently at times this season, put our bodies on the line and made great interceptions and clearances.
“Other teams don’t think twice about chopping our players down and perhaps we need to be more ruthless in positions like that and take the sanction of a yellow card.
“We have plenty to work on over the summer to make sure we are fully prepared for next season.”