Stanley boss John Coleman knows his side need to be more ruthless if they are to challenge for the play-offs this season.
The Reds manager admits he will struggle to add to his squad with the financial situation at the Crown Ground, with reduced hours and redundancies for office staff announced this week.
So he has to work with the team he has and he knows that means they have to stop being wasteful in front of goal.
The 16th placed Reds missed a number of chances in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy re-match with Tranmere which they lost 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Teenage striker Kurtis Guthrie was the main culprit and Coleman admitted: "It’s a dog-eat-dog world and, if he doesn’t take his chances, someone else is going to have to have a chance to take them.
"He has got to be more ruthless in front of goal and has got to get that into his build-up and persona if he is to have a career in football.
"It’s not just Kurtis, we are wasteful in front of goal all season, especially at home where we have lost four games.
"It’s no secret that the ones who scored the goals last season have gone and we have to work with the players we have got here as we haven’t got the money to bring anyone in.
"We have got different personnel but I do think the players we have here would be a match for the players from last season on any given day.
"But the team last season was more consistent and that’s what we are striving for now."
Stanley take on Paolo Di Canio’s Swindon tomorrow at the Crown Ground and Coleman is hoping to get rid of an unwanted record.
"We are one of the few clubs in the league who haven’t led at half-time this season and we want to get rid of that statistic.
"Swindon are a decent side, I have watched them and will pose us a lot of problems.
"But we have got to play as we did against Plymouth last Saturday and then in the last half hour against Tranmere and the simple thing is, we have got to start taking our chances and we have got to play like we can from the first minute.
"Our home form is really frustrating as we have lost four and that’s too much. We need to start getting wins.
"I think we are better than our league position suggest but you don’t get prizes for being pleasing on the eye.
"You have got to be hitting the back of the net and keeping out goals at the other end and we haven’t been doing enough of either."
Italian Di Canio is a colourful character in League Two and so far Swindon have won five games – but lost five out of six on their travels.
"Paolo has obviously got a lot of experience and he was a fantastic footballer – someone I admired when I was playing and it’s good to cross swords with him," said Coleman.
"But, at any level, football is about the players not the managers. People don’t come to watch the manager they come to watch the football and hopefully we will put on a good show tomorrow.
"We can’t hide or sulk, we haven’t got a big squad to swap and change the personnel or the facility to bring in new players as we have no money so all we can do is keep battling away and hopefully get some consistency.
"We are creating chances and that is a positive but we are wasteful and you find that teams are rarely wasteful against us."