Stanley travel to Barnet tomorrow hoping they can finally end their winless league run on their travels.

The Reds have to go back 15 league games for their last League Two away win – which happened to be at Barnet in March – and boss John Coleman is eager to get rid of the unwanted tag.

He may believe there isn’t a better time to do it as the Reds did the double at Underhill in the league and FA¿Cup last season and the Bees are second-bottom of the current table.

Out of the Premiership just Burnley, Stanley and Barnet have not won on their league travels yet in this campaign.

"We do not want to go down the Gillingham path (where they didn’t win for 35 games away from home) and it’s a fine line at times," said the Reds boss, with Barnet confident the game will go ahead.

"Whether it’s at home or away though, the most important thing is three points.

"I feel the way we are playing it’s inevitable that we will win sooner rather than later but you want it sooner and we generally do quite well at Barnet."

With last Saturday’s home clash with Shrewsbury postponed due to the weather, Coleman is eager for his players to get a game under their belts.

"It feels like ages since we have played and training is so difficult with the cold weather.

"It’s been at the Soccerdome and it must feel like Groundhog Day, with indoor games and classes for the players and they must be getting frustrated.

"We are hopeful it will go ahead but Barnet will also want the win as they won’t want to get caught up in a relegation battle and, by all accounts, they have been unlucky in some games this season.

"The league is still close and I don’t think anyone will run away with it as anyone can beat another team on their day and that’s why wins now are important."

The 15th placed Reds have won only once in eight league games and skipper Andy Procter is desperate for the Bees clash to be on.

"It’s a massive game for us – probably our biggest game of the season so far – as a win would give us some breathing space from the bottom few but a loss will drag us towards the bottom and we are aiming upwards," he said.

Coleman is not expecting any movement in the January transfer window as, with loan signings Joe Jacobson and Ian Craney – both Stanley old boys and with Craney still waiting to make his third Reds ‘debut’ – he admits his squad is in a healthy shape.

"We have 25 players – although Tom Smyth and Craig Lindfield have gone on loan to get match fitness – and we have got a big squad with quality and we will need it as the games, hopefully, will come thick and fast now.

"Ian Craney is desperate to play for us again. I am pleased to be working with him again, he is enthusiastic and an infectious character."

Coleman is also hoping six-goal scorer Terry Gornell will find the back of the net again soon after five games without a goal.

"It’s not a worry but I like my strikers to score as it makes them hungry for more," said former striker Coleman. "Terry has worked ever so hard this season but, in the last few matches, hasn’t got the reward of a goal.

"I think when strikers score you get an extra 10 or 20 per cent out of them as it puts them on a high and I am sure Terry will get more soon."

Coleman has been down in London this week meeting the Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.

"I got an invite and me,¿Mick McCarthy, Graham Turner and George Burley met up with him as part of the League Manager’s Association, just to talk about various aspects of the game. It was productive."


* Stanley’s home game with Shrewsbury, postponed on Saturday. has been rearranged for Tuesday January 18 at 7.45pm.
* Stanley are offering half-season tickets from January with a adult ticket costing £120 (standing). They are also offering a pre-pay deal for tickets and gifts. Contact 0871 434 1968.