John Coleman hopes Danny Coid will be ready to make his Stanley debut against Burton Albion tomorrow.
The former Blackpool midfielder was a star in pre-season for the Reds but has been hindered by niggling injuries and has yet to play in League Two for Accrington.
However Coleman said: "I hope he is available tomorrow. It has been frustrating but the tendency is to rush players back and then they can be out for another six weeks. Hopefully he will be fit and ready to go."
The Reds boss, after bringing Stoke loan striker Louis Moult in last Friday, also said the loan deal to bring Irish midfielder Padraig Amond to the club from Portuguese side Pacos De Ferreira was back on. He is set to sign until January, subject to international clearance.
"Hopefully he will be available tomorrow, he is a good player, he is a goal threat and he gives us another dimension," said the Reds boss
Coleman was shell-shocked on Saturday after the Reds lost 4-1 to Port Vale and he admitted that he has made his players watch the video nasty of the game.
"We have watched the dvd and we shot ourselves in the foot – they scored with their first four chances.
"We went through it together and looked at areas where we can improve. We have got to learn from our mistakes.
"In hindsight, I should have used a different formation, but probably the same players, as we did not get to grips with their formation and, although you can change it during the game, it was too late.
"But we have got to put that behind us now although it is not just a case of pasting a smile on and getting on with it – we have to recognise the problems and we switched off at times.
"This is something we have not done in the last 18 months and hopefully it’s something that won’t happen again.
"After being disappointed against Southend we bounced back against Bradford with a win and hopefully we can do that against Burton tomorrow."
The Reds had a pre-season friendly at Liverpool Academy midweek and drew 1-1 but Coleman admitted the score wasn’t important.
"I wanted to play a game as quickly as possible after Port Vale and it did the lads good. It lifted them and there was some strong performances out there.
"I could tell the players are keen to put it right tomorrow as they know they let themselves down and hopefully that will show. We are desperate for a win."
Meanwhile Coleman leapt to the defence of Peter Murphy who he feels gets a rough ride from a small minority of the Reds’ fans. The 21-year-old defender scored his first league goal on Saturday.
"Peter is a steady player and that’s why we re-signed him. He can play in a number of positions and that’s why he is important to us.
"For some reason some fans seem to want a whipping boy and, at the moment, it’s Peter.
"And, for me, it’s not because of how he plays or his attitude it just seems to me that it’s because he isn’t Chris Turner.
"Fans have their favourites but I see Peter in training, in reserve matches, in first team matches and I judge him on his football ability.
"It’s not just because it is Peter either, I would do the same with any players as people are seeming to let other matters – not football – cloud their judgement."
He continued: "I was also disappointed that the team was booed off at half-time by our fans on Saturday.
"It was a shock to hear some of the comments that were made, even if they were in a jokey way. It’s rare it happens with our fans and the players know they let themselves down but I felt some of the fans also let themselves down.
"Like I say, it was a shock to me as it rarely happens but it didn’t do anyone any good."
Coleman is hoping the fans will get behind his team against Burton who are unbeaten in the league this season.
"They have two good strikers in Calvin Zola and Justin Richards, players we know all about from their times at other clubs," said the Stanley chief.
"They will be dangerous but we know if we play to our form, especially at home, then we are also dangerous."
Coleman admitted he needs his Reds to find their form to avoid battling this season at the wrong end of the table after reaching the play-offs in May.
"When you have got so many players off-colour like we had on Saturday it is always going to be hard.
"I can’t remember too many times when we play badly and win so it means we have to be on the top of our game every match and, even then, you are not always guaranteed a win.
"As it stands now we have played five games this season and only played well for two and a half of them and played diabolically bad for the other two and a half.
"So we have a strike rate of playing badly in two and a half games but we lose three and playing well in two and a half and winning one.
"If we take that for the season over 46 games we will end up winning about 11, drawing eight or nine and losing the rest which would put us in danger of relegation so something has to change.
"We have to increase our levels of playing well from 50 per cent to somewhere near the 70s and 80s if we are to compete in this league.
"But I am not worried as there is long way to go and a lot of time to put improvements in place. I am under no illusions that it’s not going to be easy but I am not worried.¿I have done it before and I will do it again.
"I still need one or two players but I have got the basis of a good squad and it’s just getting them to realise what they have to do right and how they can improve."