Rommy Boco knows Stanley are going places but they need to cut out the mistakes if they are to stay in the play-off spots.
The Reds played their part in a seven-goal thriller at Chesterfield on Tuesday but unfortunately were on the losing side on a night when they deserved much more.
Benin international Boco scored a double – his first League Two brace since he scored Stanley’s first goals on their return to the Football League against Barnet in 2006.
But while happy to see the ball hit the back of the net twice, he could take little consolation from the 4-3 defeat with Stanley now in sixth place in League Two.
And he hopes the team will take out their frustrations on Aldershot at home tomorrow and get back on the winning track after two draws and a loss in their last three league games.
"While it’s good to score two, I would obviously have preferred not to score and for us to win," said the 27-year-old.
"As a team we have got to concentrate better defensively as they were sloppy goals to concede.
"We scored three goals and we shouldn’t lose but it was our own mistakes, we cannot leave the opposition strikers on their own – and then we get a man sent off – but that’s football."
Boco admitted he scored one of his best goals for his second, as he turned and raced 30 yards, evaded the defence and fired home from the edge of the area.
"It was one of my best goals, I like to play just behind the strikers and it gives me opportunities to create chances but also to score my own goals," he said.
"My first goal had a bit of luck as the keeper perhaps should have saved it but I had got into that position and you should always have a go as you never know."
Boco admitted his second spell with the Reds is proving productive and he is enjoying being back at the Crown Ground, after first being here in 2005.
"The first time, I couldn’t speak any English and I felt a lot of pressure on me as the manager would shout at the players.
"When I first played I was worried about him shouting at me so I was trying my hardest not to make mistakes but I think it eventually all got to me and i stopped enjoying it. This gaffer (Paul Cook) now knows me from our time at Sligo, he knows what I can do and he makes me feel confident and I think I am showing that on the pitch."
Paul Cook certainly agrees saying: "We know Rommy can score wonder goals and that’s why I brought him back here. He is a talent, he has got a great deal of energy and Rommy, along with the rest of the squad, didn’t deserve to be on the losing side on Tuesday."
Boco knows the team can put the Chesterfield result behind them and he is impressed with the squad Cook is assembling at the Crown Ground, not least the latest additions of Watford loan midfielders Piero Mingoia and Matt Whichelow.
Both came on in the second half against Chesterfield and looked sharp while Danny Schofield, on loan from Rotherham, made his full Reds’ debut.
"We have some good players, Danny looks very good," continued Boco. "He is experienced and then the two players from Watford look lively and that’s good for the team.
"The more competition for places, the more it keeps you on your toes and you can never be sure of your place, which means you have to play well to stay in the team."
Both he and captain Luke Joyce now want the Reds to turn on the style with the 18th placed Shots visiting tomorrow.
Boco said: "It is important for us to get back to winning ways and we are playing well away from home.
"We have done okay at home – with four points from our games – but we know that if we win the majority of our home games and pick up points here and there away from home, we will be challenging at the top."
Joyce added: "It’s a big game for us, we need to pick up more points at home and tomorrow is a good chance for us to do this."
Cook will have to reshuffle his defence as Michael Liddle was sent off against Chesterfield and is banned for three games while Toto Nsiala picked up his fifth yellow card and will serve a one-game ban.
Striker James Gray is expected to have recovered from illness while teenager Marcus Carver has extended his loan at Marine.