RICHARD­SON TO MAKE TOUGH

AC­CRING­TON ....0 OX­FORD UTD......3

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Chris Bai­ley

AC­CRING­TON STAN­LEY man­ager Leam Richard­son ad­mit­ted his grand plans for the club are al­ready in mo­tion but he ex­pects some tough de­ci­sions on the way.

Hav­ing se­cured sur­vival last week, Ox­ford United up­set any cel­e­bra­tions at the Crown Ground as James Con­sta­ble, Deane Smal­ley and Sean Rigg all net­ted in the sec­ond-half whilst Lee Molyneux saw red for Ac­cring­ton.

And al­though Richard­son was dis­ap­pointed with the fi­nal-day per­for­mance, he be­lieves his side’s thrilling es­cape from the drop was about as much as he could have asked from them.

“The job started as soon as we beat Bris­tol Rovers and our league sta­tus was con­firmed,” he said.“There’ll be a lot of con­ver­sa­tions to be had, per­son­ally and with the group, to move for­ward and see where we go.

“If I can keep this group to­gether and add to it in the right way we’ll have a real com­pet­i­tive group and give our­selves ev­ery chance.

“We don’t want to just fin­ish out­side the bot­tom two – some teams went down who would want to be in our po­si­tion, but we need to be proac­tive and try to im­prove.

“We stopped play­ing in the sec­ond-half and it was a

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