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Home games 'vital': Barlaser

25 March 2019

Dan Barlaser believes Stanley's remaining home fixtures will be 'vital' as the Reds look to secure League One football next season.

There are only nine games of the campaign to go - six at the Wham Stadium - with John Coleman's side 17th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.

Stanley welcome Fleetwood Town to the Wham Stadium this weekend and Barlaser, on loan from Newcastle, believes the Reds are more than capable of victory.

"There's nine games left to go and we've got some good home games coming up," said the 22-year-old. "I think all the home games we've got coming up are winnable, beginning with Fleetwood on Saturday.

"We played them away last year and should have won, so we know we can beat them. We've got a couple of teams coming up at home that are down there in the table, so these are vital games.

"If we can get another two or three wins under our belt I think we'll be fine."

Stanley have two games in hand on most of the teams around them in the league table, against Sunderland and Rochdale, and the midfielder says the Reds need to make the most of them.

"We're only two points above the relegation zone, with two games in hand, so we need to look at those games and take advantage of them," said Barlaser. "It's another two games where we can get more points than other teams.

"The gaffer spoke about it before, saying that good teams have gone down before, and we're a good footballing team which we've shown this season.

"Obviously we definitely don't want to go down, we don't want that for the club or for the fans, and I know that we've got enough to stay up.

"We'll look back at the Burton game, have a constructive talk about the things we didn't do right, and we'll take that into training for Saturday."


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