As­sis­tant boss Bell eyes ‘big game’

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JACQUE TAL­BOT

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.

Mid­fielder Sean McConville

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