John Coleman says a mood of optimism remains at the Crown Ground as they look to get into the top seven places come May.
Although the Reds sit in 14th place in League Two, it is tight with Stanley seven points off the play-off places and five points away from the drop zone with 28 games still to play.
And Coleman is confident his side can be up fighting at the top end of the table if they can overcome a current blip where they have taken six points out of 24 up for grabs.
But his plans for an immediate revival do look to be thwarted tomorrow with the weather making their clash at home to Shrewsbury a serious doubt.
"We have more or less played everyone and I have seen nothing to fear in this league," said the Reds chief. "I am optimistic as we have competed with the best teams in the league and more than matched them and all we need is some consistency.
"I know the scoreline looks like we were battered at Chesterfield (Stanley lost 5-2) but I think it flattered them and Bury beat us 3-0 but we didn’t do ourselves justice then. We beat ourselves on the day.
"That’s one game I am especially looking forward to on January 8 – Bury at home – as I really want to win that one because of what happened at Gigg Lane."
While the Reds have tightened up at the back – after a spell which saw them concede 17 goals in five league games – he admits individual mistakes are still proving costly.
This proved to be the case last Friday evening when Phil Edwards’ defensive error gifted Port Vale the goal which knocked Stanley out of the FA¿Cup.
"We have been turning in some decent performances and not getting the results we have deserved but you cannot hide behind that," he continued. "We have conceded a lot of soft goals this season and that is something which has haunted us over the years.
"At the start of the season¿(when Stanley conceded just one goal in their first seven league games) I thought we have overcome it but then it has come back to haunt us.
"There have been encouraging signs in recent weeks, we have stopped conceding a lot of goals but now we need to cut out the silly ones.
"It is all about concentration as individual mistakes are now costing us. It’s not the system as they are well-drilled and organised and work on it all week but then one person goes to sleep and that’s been our downfall recently.
"They don’t have to be good strikers who take advantage as, if you make mistakes, you are punished at any level and all we can do is keep working hard until the penny drops."
Coleman believes he has a strong squad for a push up the table and doesn’t see anyone leaving in the January transfer window despite five-goal Jimmy Ryan attracting attention.
"I know all the players at the club want to play for us so I can’t see any leaving," said the Reds chief.
"They are a great bunch of lads, they work hard for each other and work their socks off and they are as disappointed with results as anyone else.
"And they all know that any team which can put a run together can get up in the promotion places and that has to be our aim.
"The disappointing thing is that, while other teams have been going through a blip, we haven’t been able to kick on and take advantage of it."
If the game does go ahead tomorrow against the fourth-placed Shrews, both Ryan (hamstring) and Sean McConville (back) are expected to be fit.
And it will be a third Stanley ‘debut’ for Ian Craney, who is back on loan with the Reds from Fleetwood until January 3.
"He has been bubbly all week and he can’t wait to play again." said Coleman. "It’s great to have him back. Hopefully the game will be on and Ian can start doing what he does best – scoring goals for Accrington."
Another returning loan man¿Joe Jacobson, who played at left wing in the FA¿Cup defeat, will make another home ‘debut’ for the Reds in his second spell at the Crown Ground. He has signed from Oldham until January 3.
"Joe got better as the game went on against Port Vale and he is a good player who will get better with us the more games he plays.
"I am still frustrated after the Port Vale defeat and it is difficult as we just want to play against Shrewsbury and get it out of our system. I really felt we could win it and the one error again cost us."
Striker Craig Lindfield (Kidderminster) and defender Tom Smyth (Workington) have gone on loan to get some matches under their belts.