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Baker-Richardson: I’m settling in very well

Stanley's on loan striker reflects on the 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon

18 August 2019

Accrington Stanley striker Courtney Baker-Richardson explained how he felt the club could have easily had all three points from yesterday’s draw with AFC Wimbledon, but that he also knows the club’s first win of the season will come very soon.

The striker, who is on loan from Swansea City, provided the assist for Colby Bishop’s second half header and he admits that there is the start of a solid partnership being formed between the two of them.

“I’m trying to shake my rust off and find my feet, but you can definitely see the potential there between me and Colby.

“I knew of Colby briefly when I was at Leamington, but now it’s finding those fine margins and hopefully there will be a lot of goals to come.”

Baker-Richardson also admitted that we could have been comfortable at the break, but that great character was displayed to grab the equaliser following Zaine Francis-Angol’s red card.

“I feel like it’s one we could’ve won to be honest, a poor decision for the red card I feel, but it is what it is.

“We had chances in the first half and we could have been three up, but I’m happy that we got the point.

“We were down to 10 men and it showed great character and mentality from the lads.”

The striker has only been at the club for just over a week, but he has settled into life at Accrington really well.

“All the players and the coaches are class, it’s a club that has a lot of history and hopefully we can push forward.

“I know the gaffer trusts me and I’ve come in to lead the line and hopefully score goals.

“I’ve also got to keep adding assists into my game, but I’m settling in very well.”

Stanley’s next game is this Tuesday at home to Shrewsbury Town, and Baker-Richardson senses that the first win of the season is certainly not far away.

“You can see it from the performance today, we had a lot more chances than they did.

“They had a lot of corners early on, but we managed to see it out.

“It was a mistake for their goal, but we’ve got to finish our chances at the other end as well, and I’m sensing we’ll get the three points on Tuesday.”


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