Accrington boss John Coleman rues Stanley home form

John Coleman
Coleman's side are 16th in League Two

Accrington manager John Coleman has admitted he is frustrated with his side's home form this season.

Stanley, who were beaten at the Crown Ground by Tranmere in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in midweek, host Swindon in League Two on Saturday.

"We've lost four games at home this season and that's too many for mid-October," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"It's an area we've got to improve and is something we'll have to worker harder on in training."

Accrington have scored 16 goals in 154 matches this season, a strike ratio of just over one goal per game.

And if they are to make a concerted push for promotion, Coleman, who was 49 on Wednesday, believes controlling games from the first whistle is vital.

"We've got to start putting teams under pressure and it's no good waiting until the last half an hour," he said.

"I think we've been playing better than what our league position suggests, but you don't get any prizes for that.

"It's not an aesthetic sport. It's not something that's judged as being easy on the eye because it's all about the ball hitting the back of the net and keeping it out at the other end."