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We can blow teams away: Anderton

23 September 2018

Club News

We can blow teams away: Anderton

23 September 2018

Nick Anderton believes Stanley will ‘blow teams away' if they can keep up their high tempo for the full game.

The Reds were outstanding against Wimbledon in the first 30 minutes and should have had more than the one Billy Kee goal to show for their dominance.

They didn't grab another until the 60th minute through Sean McConville and then it was a nervy end for the Reds with Scott Wagstaff grabbing one back and Mark Hughes having to head an effort off the line in injury-time.

Anderton has secured a regular place in the backline following his loan move from Blackpool and was happy to see Stanley secure their first win at the Wham Stadium this season.

“We have been playing well for the last few weeks and yesterday we got what we deserved. We knew we had to keep doing what we have been doing, and we had to score first, but we had shown a resilience to come back and get draws in recent weeks.

“It was a massive confidence boost to get an early goal yesterday and we played really well. We are a good footballing side and the gaffer, Jimmy Bell and John Doolan encourage us to play great football and enjoy it.

“It's about keeping the ball, passing it and playing at a high tempo. We obviously need to do it for a full 90 minutes and if we do that we will blow teams away.

“I am enjoying it here, there is a great camaraderie, it's been excellent and we are doing well.

“Obviously coming up from League Two, the club didn't know what to expect and a lot of the players had played the majority of their careers in League Two.

“But we haven't been outclassed by anyone, we have created chances and we have played some of the ‘big boys' and that's breeding confidence.

“We have to keep our heads down, keep doing what we do and we have a special group of players here who can achieve more.”

Stanley are still awaiting their first clean sheet of the season and as a defender Anderton admits that's frustrating.

“We came very close yesterday. Their goal was scrappy, on the break, but it will come. We are defending quite well but we know we need to keep the back door shut.

“I am getting better every game, it's great playing alongside the likes of Mark Hughes. He is one of the best footballing centre halves I have played alongside and I am learning from him all the time.

“It's a great dressing room, there are lots of different personalities but everyone brings something to the party.”

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