ACCRINGTON Stanley's Stuart Bimson says the whole team will be "clued up and switched on" on Saturday as they look to put last week's 5-0 thumping by Stevenage behind them.
The Reds were shell-shocked after the loss but John Coleman - who is hoping to add a central defender to his squad next week - has said no one is panicking at the club and the players are keen to right the wrong by overcoming Nationwide Conference new boys Crawley Town at the Interlink.
"Perhaps we were a little over complacent," said experienced left back Bimson who has started all the games so far including the first two wins against Burton and Morecambe.
"We had done so well against Morecambe, that perhaps we thought we could take our foot off the gas and if there were any positives to come from Saturday, it is that we now know we can't.
"It is better that a score like that comes at the early stage of the season when we have two wins under our belts and there is still plenty of time to recover.
"We never gave ourselves a chance against Stevenage as we were 2-0 down early on. They are a strong physical side and are good in the air but we know we should have done better.
"But six points with two away games out of three isn't a bad start." said the former Bury and Lincoln player who is on a three month loan spell from Cambridge. "Morecambe was a good game and I learnt how much it meant to the management, players and fans to beat them. We all played well and everyone did their job.
"Then Stevenage brought us right back down to earth and now we have to get it right on Saturday.
"We have got to be more focused. Everyone has listened to the coaching staff since then and we have got to make sure we do what they ask us to on the pitch. We have got to make sure we are clued up and switched on in training and in games - and then we can make sure we are up there challenging for promotion."
Bimson, 34, says he is relishing his time at the Interlink - despite the last result.
"We have some quality players here and I have enjoyed it so far. I have settled in - especially as there are a lot of Scousers here!" continued the Liverpool-born player who fell out of favour with new Cambridge boss Herve Renard in the summer.
"Accrington was the only Conference side I wanted to come to. I knew quite a bit about them, knew they were a club going forward, they were full-time and have ambitions to win the league. One of my friends is mates with Coley so I knew a lot about the club."
Boss Coleman, meanwhile, said they have worked in training on addressing what went wrong at Stevenage.
"We let goals in cheaply, particularly the first two and they lost us the game.
"We have watched the video and looked at different things. We have tried to find out what went wrong to rectify it. If we had held them for first 20 minutes I am convinced we would have gone on and won the game.
"But we didn't and lost our shape so we have gone back to the training ground and looked at how we make adjustments when things don't go particulary well and how we can reinforce how we stick to the game plan.
"We stuck to it at Morecambe and were rewarded.We didn't against Stevenage and got punished. But we will not let it dent out confidence. We are not panicking. It has still been a decent start.
"If we had won against Burton and drawn against Morecambe and Stevenage then everyone would be saying how well we have started.
"Yet we would be a point worse off. I always say it is better to win one and lose one than draw two and we have six points from the first three games - it is a decent start."
And he can look back at history to boost his side this weekend.
"We lost 5-0 to Gateshead and then went on an unbeaten run to win the UniBond Premier League and when we got beat by Telford 5-1 last season we bounced back with a draw at Chester, who were promoted.
"Crawley are on the crest of a wave, they are used to being successful and are unbeaten. But we have to play to our strengths."
Coleman said he wouldn't make any hasty changes on the back of Saturday although two players will have late fitness tests.
Skipper Peter Cavanagh took a slight knock on his foot while defender Steve Halford is also struggling with a knock.
"I am hoping I will be okay," said the skipper who has been having treatment all week.
"I won't make any panic decisions," said Coleman, who has stuck with the same starting 11 for the first three games. "There has been a good spirit this week in training and the lads have been working hard."
On the plus side, winger Rory Prendergast came on in the second half after suspension and an injury on Saturday while striker Jody Banim made his Stanley debut.
Both played some part in a mixed Stanley side who lost 4-0 to a strong American University team on Sunday as they battle for a first team spot.
"Jody played 90 minutes on Sunday and had a good hunger for the game while Rory has not done a lot for around five weeks and so to thrust him in immediately would be difficult for him."
Meanwhile Coleman thinks he may have a central defender in soon.
"I can't say a lot but he is currently playing with a league club. It is no secret that I have been after a central defender for some time."
And he hasn't ruled out that there could be a more players going out on loan to join Jonathan Smith and Steve Flitcroft, who are at Barrow. "But nothing is happening at the moment," he said.
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