RICHARDSON TO MAKE TOUGH
ACCRINGTON ....0 OXFORD UTD......3
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