John Coleman admits the new coaching dynamic is proving a key to Stanley’s success this season.

The Reds manager has credited assistant boss Jimmy Bell and coach John Doolan as vital as himself in helping Stanley into top spot and the automatic promotion places.

“It hasn’t just happened overnight,” said Coleman. “I am just a small part of it as it’s Jimmy and John who instil the competitiveness and the belief in the team.

“Jimmy is a very good coach, he is insightful and has evolved as a coach over the years, from when we were part-time to now. We have all got older and wiser over the years.

“They set them up for games and I have been able to take a step back and go in sporadically if I see things him and John may miss. It makes my job easier and I think it adds more weight if it’s not the same person all the time

“We all want to play the same way, we all have the same ideas and it’s a formula which is working for us.”

With no game this weekend, Stanley have a week of preparation on the training field ahead of an Easter weekend double header, starting with a trip to Mansfield on Good Friday before hosting Notts County on Easter Monday.