ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman admits winning at Wycombe on Tuesday night has lifted the mood in training.

Stanley won 3-1 at Adams Park and Coleman believes scoring goals is an important factor to his sides confidence.

Rochdale come to the Wham Stadium two points from safety, Coleman is fully aware of there threat.

"The good thing about getting a win is that the mood in training will automatically improve," said the Reds boss.

"There’ll be a spring in the step of players who have played and who want to play. We understand the implications of the result on Saturday for both teams.

"We’re under no illusions how important it is. Tuesday’s game’s been and gone now, we’ve got a tough task on Saturday.

Scoring goals is the big thing for us – they’re a bit like busses, I’ve said this before, I know it’s a cliché."

Coleman believes football, and sport in general, is a game of confidence.

"One of my problems is that I tell the truth too much and it gets me in to trouble," he said.

"Football is a confidence game, sport is a confidence game isn’t it. When you’re down, little things get you down. Littler things get you even more down.

"You can have the perception that you’re getting no luck and you think the whole world is against you.

"When we were on that run last year when we won game after game, you forget about the bad decisions that you get because they’re inconsequential.

"When you’re attacking more, the decisions tend to go in your favour. I remember people moaning about Man United getting decisions at Old Trafford when Fergie’s teams were in their pomp.

"They got the decisions because they were the aggressors. They had the ball in the oppositions box for most of the game, so things were going to go for them."

Rochdale come to the Wham in need of a win, and the Reds boss is fully aware of this.

"Three points are three points no matter who you play. You’re playing against teams who are also fighting for three points who could potentially damage your status," added Coleman.

"It adds an added incentive and importance. Rochdale will be earmarking this as a great chance to claw their way back in and pull us back in to it.

"It’s going to be a difficult game, I don’t think we got the result that we deserved at Spotland.

"I don’t think we got the result our performance deserved, but you don’t always get what you deserve in life. It’s a big chance for us to try and get the three points, it’s not going to be easy.

"Brian’s done well since he’s taken over – I think he’s got four points out of two games which as a manager in the position I’m in at the moment, I’d bite your hand off if I could get four points in two games."