JOHN Coleman admits he and his players are fired up for tomorrow's clash with Grimsby as they look to move off the bottom of the League Two table.
It is still early days yet and the Reds have played four of the early favourites for promotion with one league win and three losses.
A number of players have come in for some criticism from fans and the manager admitted he will change things around if they don't improve.
But Coleman says he believes his current crop of players are ready to stand up and be counted.
"We are all fired up, we want to do our best and we know it is important to win our home games," said Coleman, with Grimsby not yet having a win in the League this season.
"It is a massive game as a win could move either side out of the danger zone and towards mid-table and that is what we need to do.
"I always knew it was going to be a difficult start but we have a good squad here.
"We have shown it in some games but not in others and it is our pride that says we want to be at our best tomorrow."
There are hopes an investor will come into the club after chairman Eric Whalley's appeal last week in the Observer - there have been developments but no concrete news as yet - but Coleman says he will carry on regardless at the moment.
"We have a lot of good players here who are capable of winning a lot of games," he said. "If an investor came in then smashing but I am happy to work with what I have got at the moment as I know we can do well."
Coleman brought in Northern Ireland international Sean Webb last Friday on transfer deadline day, signing him until the end of this season.
The 22-year-old former Ross County defender links up with Stanley on Monday after playing against Latvia in the Euro 2008 qualifiers this weekend.
"He has experience at international level and, from what we have seen in in Scotland, it is uncompromising league and that's what I feel we need. He is a whole hearted centre-half," said Coleman.
Right back Peter Cavanagh is hoping to be back from a calf injury tomorrow while Roscoe Dsane looks certain to get the nod after impressing in the 3-2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy loss to League One side Oldham on Tuesday.
"Roscoe has been like a breath of fresh air. The only reason he was out of the side was his fitness but now he is getting that back and he will be an asset," said Coleman.
And the Reds are boosted with the news that Rommy Boco is available for selection after his African Nations Cup qualifying clash for Benin against Seirra Leone, scheduled for this weekend, was postponed after it clashed with run-off of Sierra Leone's Presidential election.
It will now be played on October 12 although the frontman is currently struggling with a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, striker Leighton McGivern starts the first of his three match suspension after getting sent off in the reserves two weeks ago - even though he has already sat out two games.
"We thought he was suspended but it actually began on Wednesday so he will miss the next three matches," said Coleman.
Graham Branch is back after a one-game ban for a two yellow cards in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Peterborough while midfielder Paul Carden is now in the frame to return a week tomorrow.
"We want him to get a week of intensive training under his belt and work on his sharpness," added the boss.
Grimsby got a huge boost midweek when they won their Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash against Huddersfield 4-1.
Midfielder Paul Bolland (concussion) and right back Ryan Bennett (suspended) come back into the squad.