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Coleman: We must work harder

26 November 2018

John Coleman says his side need to work harder if they are to turn their fortunes around.

The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Rochdale at the weekend to make it a run of five games without a win in League One.

The Stanley boss was disappointed with Saturday's performance, and is looking for a response from his players when they take on Wycombe at the Wham Stadium tomorrow.

"It's going to be a tough game against Wycombe but it's a chance for the lads to get Saturday out of their systems," said Coleman.

"We've got to work hard, you don't wait for things to happen. You've got to do something about it. We've got to be passionate about what we do. We've got to realise the enormity of each game, and give our all to try and turn things around.

"We've got to get back to holding our positions better as we're getting a little bit loose, both defensively and offensively. We've got a style of play that's quite rigid, but it works and the players adhere to it quite well. When that goes awry we're not as effective and we've got to get back to that.

"This team excites me. The way they play excites me when they get it right. I see them in training every day and I know what they're capable of.

"We're not playing that badly but I still maintain we've not hit top form this season at all, in any game. We've played really well but only in patches. I'm really craving us turning in a good 90 minutes and hopefully that will happen tomorrow."

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