ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman insists he will not be getting carried away as his side managed to notch their first win of the year on Tuesday night.

Coleman acknowledges Southend will be a threat as they came from behind to earn a point against second in the league side Portsmouth last week.

The Reds boss highlighted how the mental block of Stanley not scoring in 2019 has now been lifted.

Stanley's number of options upfront is a massive positive for the Stanley manager.

"It’s a relief, there’s things we’ve got to work on. We haven’t been ahead for quite some time and then we go ahead in two games and we don’t handle it too well," said Coleman.

"That’s something that was a big strength last year. I think we went through a spell of 28 games where we took the lead and hung on.

"We’ve got to get back to that and not be scared to take the lead, handle the pressure when teams throw caution to the wind.

"We know we’ve got the ability, expertise and know how to be able to see games out."

Stanley have scored six goals in their last two games despite not scoring in 2019.

"At some stage we were going to score, and we could’ve scored more than we have. We do make a lot of chances," said Coleman.

"We’ve got to tighten up at the back, not just at the back actually but we have to tighten up as a team and control games more.

"The last 20 minutes of the first half and the last 20 minutes of the second half were like two separate sides. It was two different sports, two different teams. We’ve got to be able to address that."

Tomorrow's opponent's come in to the game level on points with Stanley after coming from 3-0 down against Pompey.

"They know that if they go two down then they’re not out of the game. That will have felt like a victory for them last week," added Coleman.

"They’re a dangerous, potent team but we believe we can be as well. We’ve just got to get the mindset that we’ve got to go all out to get the win.

"The game at Roots Hall wasn’t a 3-0 game, but they scored the goals. Again, we got punished for not taking our chances. Hopefully, our chances go in this weekend."

Coleman signed two strikers on loan in the January window to add to his options and insists they can all play lead the line themselves.

"Zanzala’s been unlucky, he hasn’t seen much football recently," said the Reds boss.

"Okora coming in, he’s a very good player and I know he’s chomping at the bit to get in the squad never mind getting on the pitch.

"We have got good options now and you need that. We have got changes we can make now."