Assistant boss Bell eyes ‘big game’
ACCRINGTON Stanley assistant manager Jimmy Bell believes this weekend’s home game against Barnet will go a long way into determining whether or not the Reds can move clear of the chasing pack.
Stanley currently sit third in the League Two table following their 2-0 win over Crewe, but just five points separate them from ninth place.
With that in mind, Bell thinks that Saturday’s clash with Barnet will be a big game for his side.
“Barnet are a very, very good team. They will come and have right go at us – they always do. They are a strong outfit. I have watched them a little bit of late and they can pass the ball,” he said.
“We want to get as many points as we can as early as we can and just get us away from somewhere like eighth place. So we will just keep going – we are weary of the threats of everyone. So Barnet will be a big game for us.”
Stanley’s current position would see them promoted to League One via the automatic places, but Bell is experienced enough at this level to know that there is a long way to go yet and that every match in this league can go either way.
“Consistency will get you promoted. The teams that don’t lose much away will get promoted, because every team can beat every team, and we’ve got to make sure that one defeat does not turn into two,” he said.
“Every team in this league is capable of beating any other team. It is a matter of allowing the wind to get out our sails – which is what we have at the moment.
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