Jordan Clark has been winning rave reviews for his performances so far this season – but he believes he can get better.
The Barnsley-born winger is looking forward to facing Yorkshire side Bradford City on Saturday in front of a bumper crowd at the Wham Stadium.
Clark was a key player as the Reds won the League Two championship last season and he is enjoying life in the higher league.
“As a team we are doing really well, we play some good football and are playing with a lot of confidence,” said the 25-year-old.
“Personally, I feel like I am playing well but I am just disappointed with the end product. I have scored one goal, against Charlton, but I want more goals and more assists. I am always hard on myself – I am my biggest critic, apart from my dad!”
Clark was gutted as ten-men Stanley lost their last league game at his former club Shrewsbury, following the dismissal of keeper Connor Ripley.
“We started really well but the red card killed the game. We still created chances but Connor's dismissal was a big loss and they started getting on top, as they should against ten-men really.
“It was frustrating but it hasn't knocked our confidence – we still have a lot of belief in this side and our confidence is sky high.”
Striker Offrande Zanzala and Dan Barlaser have been impressive in recent games and Clark knows competition for places is strong at the Wham Stadium.
“Ozzy is a good lad, he stays behind to do extra work after training and I do as well so I always have company! It was great to see him scoring his first League One goal and it was an important one as well, securing us three points and he did it off the bench. We were all delighted for him.
“Dan is a quality player, he is the best player I have seen at that age. He did get some stick for his salmon pink boots at Walsall but when you play like that you can wear what you want!”
Clark will be meeting up with a friend in the Bantams line-up in Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
“He is a good friend, I know him from Shrewsbury, I went to his wedding so I will have a good chat with him after the game.”