BOTH Stanley manager John Coleman and his Lincoln counterpart Peter Jackson are tipping tonight as a "must win" game.
Imps boss Jackson, whose side have lost four of their last five league games, told his local paper: "This is a big month for us. We’ve started poorly so we’ve now got a must-win game against Accrington.
"We can’t let this gap to the play-offs - which is eight points at the moment - get any bigger.
"There’s pressure on everybody to perform and get results, me included, so we have to beat Accrington."
But Coleman, whose side are in the bottom half of the table, wasn’t singling out the Imps game as important as any other.
"Every match is a must-win game in this league.
"I thought we had shown signs of improvement this season up until the Bury game and now we want to get that out of our system as it seems a long time since we last played.
"Lincoln are a well-organised, strong side and it will be difficult. We don’t have a good record there so we need to change that."
Coleman admits that it has been a frustrating time for his side with the recent weather.
While their game against Brentford was called off last Saturday, the snow, frost and rain has played havoc with the training regime.
"It is hard to get onto grass at the moment," said the Reds chief.
"King Georges is not the best, we have been to Radcliffe Borough on the astroturf, to the JJB and Liverpool Academy recently. We have moved from pillar to post and it has been difficult.
"But we are not the only team struggling. When we were at the JJB, Burnley were there too so it is a bad time of year for most teams."
But the Reds manager admits these Saturdays off are giving him a rare chance to go scouting.
"I don’t mind Friday night matches especially as it gives me a chance to watch other teams," he said.
"Last week I went to watch Bradford against Dagenham on Saturday, on Tuesday I saw Wrexham against Southport in the Setanta Shield and I may watch Chester tomorrow.
"A few players have caught the eye.
"Jimmy (Bell) went to Port Vale and it does give us a good chance to see other teams and players. as you have got to keep looking."
Coleman is still waiting to hear from the FA to see if he will be punished for being sent to the stands in the 2-1 loss to Bury.