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We always believed: Sean

21 January 2018

Two-goal Stanley hero Sean McConville has praised the effort shown by his team-mates to come from behind and claim all three points against Port Vale.

The Reds' stand-in skipper notched his eighth and ninth of the season in dramatic style, to extend his sides winning run to four games.

McConville says that the Wham Stadium atmosphere helped inspire them to victory.

"We had a few words at half-time," he said. "We always keep believing and second-half we were ready to go out and push again. We've got the early goal and that changed the game.

"I felt that once we got the first, we'd definitely get a second. Once we got it, the fans at that end sucked the rest into the net.

"Then it was whether we would push and go for that winner, we did and it was our day and another really important win for us."

The midfielder's two goals both came in similar finish inside the area, with two assists from fellow goalscorer Billy Kee, and the 29-year-old has lauded the part played by the forward.

"I know when Billy gets himself in the box with the ball at his feet, then he can be a handful," said McConville.

"I knew that if I could be clever with my run into the box that he would be able to find me.

"And, I'll always back myself to finish from those positions, which I thankfully I have done today."

Stanley had kept three clean sheets following tight affairs in recent weeks, but McConville believes that the spirit shown today will be crucial for the remainder of the season.

"We prefer clean sheets," he added. "We don't want to be winning games like that every week.

"Although it's great for the fans, it isn't great in the gaffer and Jimmy's eyes, we want to win games by nil.

"But now and then you have to come through a game and show spirit, determination and fight, it can only be a positive going forward."


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