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Bishop: We can go as far as we want

Stanley striker Colby Bishop discusses the 2-0 win over Ipswich Town

21 October 2019

Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop admitted that it was brilliant to get both the win against Ipswich Town and the two goals in Stanley's 2-0 victory over the Sky Bet League One leaders.

Bishop bagged a first half double and the striker explained how luck was eventually on the team's side and that they had earned that luck through hard work and persistance.

"First things first besides the goals, obviously getting the win, especially against a team like Ipswich who are a well known team at the top of the league, it's a brilliant result and hopefully we can kick on now.

"Sometimes it's just luck of the draw, other teams have been getting deflections and when it comes off the goalkeeper and someone's there, so it's just a bit of luck and we've not had that and the hard work pays off in the end."

Paul Lambert's side came into the game unbeaten in Sky Bet League One, but Bishop explained how that didn't bother the squad and if anything, it helped them by giving them more of an incentive to go and get the win.

"The gaffer (John Coleman) said at the start that they're unbeaten but that then is a chance for you to beat them, it's not always the worst thing.

"It's a good thing because you want to be the team that beats them and I think we worked hard today, even with 10 men and I think we deserved it in the end."

Bishop's first goal of the game came courtesy of an assist from midfielder Sam Finley, and the striker was quick to thank his teammate for the delivery of the ball into the box.

"I have to give him a shoutout now he's said it but Sam Finley's whipped it in, he always knows that I'm going to be at the back post, and he's whipped it in and I've just managed to get my head on it and it's not that hard when you're five yards out.

"Nothing changes when you're in front of goal, it's a bit faster, people are stronger, people are better players, but if you're in front of goal then it's the same as I was doing all my life, so I think I should always score them."

The striker then won a penalty for the Reds before the half-time break after he was bundled over by former Stanley player Aristote Nsiala, and Bishop felt like he had to take the spotkick himself and he admits that luckily it went into the back of the net.

"Me and Ozzy (Offrande Zanzala) had a bit of a discussion and I just felt like I had to take it and luckily enough it went in.

"Especially when you're playing a big team and on Sky, it's a happy day for me and it's one I won't forget."

The next game for the Reds is an away trip to Peterborough United and Bishop hopes that the side can carry this good result into the next few fixtures.

"Before today, we were sat in the relegation zone but we've just played top of the league and for me, I think that we deserved to win, so as we've just been saying in the changing rooms, we can go as far as we want, it's just applying ourselves like we did today.

"We need to kick on, obviously we've got Peterborough on Wednesday, they're another good team but there's no reason why we can't do what we've done today, if we can beat one of the best teams in the league then we can beat anyone."


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