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Mingoia: "we believe"

7 May 2016

Piero Mingoia insists everyone in the Stanley camp believes that they can secure automatic promotion to League One today.

Victory over Stevenage at the Wham Stadium will send John Coleman's team up.

It's a simple equation on paper but one that Mingoia feels will be very difficult to complete out on the pitch.

“Nobody in this league rolls over, whatever the circumstances,” said the 24-year-old. “We've just got to focus on us. Stevenage will probably come in here with it in their heads that they want to spoil a party. We have to show them that we're not here to mess about.

“We hope someone can be a hero and pop up with a goal that sends us up but promotions aren't won on the final day – it's the work that's gone in since August and all the points we've brought in. We hope this is the culmination of that.

“We have to do our jobs. Everyone in their positions, doing the jobs we've done all season and hopefully get another good result.

“We've had pressure on us all season. The gaffer genuinely believed we could win promotion at the start of pre-season and that's pressure. It took us some time to believe it with him but to be fair to him and the staff they kept reiterating it to us that we're a good team and we want promotion. We have to keep believing and complete the job.”

It's the winger's third full season with the club and he's seen a little bit of everything in that time but is looking forward to a huge crowd to help roar the team over the line today.

“If I'm being honest I never thought I'd hear the words ‘Accrington Stanley sell out' but it's good that I have heard it!” he laughed. “It's all coming together for the game but now it's down to us to make sure everyone goes home happy.

“We've had considerably less in the stands for previous games this season and the atmosphere's been good so it has the potential to be unbelievable.”

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