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Team spirit is the best: Barry

10 October 2014

Anthony Barry says he has high expectations for Stanley in his second spell at the club.

Barry, 28, has re-signed for the Reds from Forest Green Rovers on a three-month loan spell to once again link up with John Coleman and Jimmy Bell.

He said he couldn't wait to work with the duo again and it was their special management style that lured him back to the Store First Stadium.

"I am excited about being back," said Barry, who left the Reds to join Yeovil in January 2006.

"I knew as soon as the gaffer and Jimmy came back that I would love to play for them and when the opportunity came, I jumped at it.

"They needed a midfielder, I was available on loan and it worked out for all parties.

"They know what they will get from me - I will try my hardest every day and I know what John and Jimmy expect from the team. Hopefully when I do get my chance, I can be a catalyst and put into motion their philosophy on the field."

Barry admits he has grown up considerably since he last put on a Stanley shirt.

"I have matured in the last eight years. I was a baby last time I was here, looking up to people like Paul Mullin, and I have come back now, I am 28,and I have played a lot more football and been captain elsewhere so I am more mature both on and off the field."

But he says Coleman and Bell are very much the same - and that's a good thing.

"The thing about John and Jimmy  is that they are the best two managers I have every played under at creating the team spirit. I can already feel it and it's showing in the results.

"It does feel like I have never been away and I love coming in and seeing their faces every day. John and Jimmy are always bouncing off the walls and it's a great place to be.

"Accrington are always written off by people - it was the same when we won the Conference but we are here, in the Football League, we are in a strong position and are ready to kick on. I want to play my part in this."


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