John Coleman says his players need to start finding their scoring feet again in the final two games of the season.
The Reds are at home to fourth placed Luton on Saturday and then travel to seventh placed Stevenage in the final game of the regular League Two season.
Their 15 game unbeaten run came to an end in the 1-0 loss to Newport on Saturday and the 12th placed Stanley are four points outside the play-off places.
They have scored one goal in their last three games and Coleman knows they need to start taking their chances again to finish the season on a high.
“We need to start scoring goals again,” said the Stanley boss. “When we had our bad run in November and December that’s what plagued us.
“We have scored just one goal in the last three games and, while we are making chances, we need to start converting them again.
“We had chances against Newport and I couldn’t see them scoring. Then there were three or four mistakes where, if one of them had been eliminated, they wouldn’t have scored and that’s frustrating.
“Once they scored it was like game over and that’s disappointing.”
Coleman is frustrated his side are now big outsiders for a top seven place and knows their poor run in November and December – seven defeats and two draws in nine league games – has cost them.
“We have been on a 15-game unbeaten run, with nine wins, and that should have taken us into the play-offs or the automatic promotion places.
“We should have started this run at least nine points better off but we started too late and left ourselves too much to do.
“Our objective at Christmas was to finish in the top half of the table and that hasn’t changed now. We need to give ourselves a platform for next season.”
Captain Seamus Conneely is back after missing the Newport defeat, following the birth of his first child, Samuel Joseph.