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Carvalho: We just need to bounce back

Stanley winger Wilson Carvalho previews tonight's game with Liverpool Under-21s

29 October 2019

Accrington Stanley winger Wilson Carvalho admitted it's important that the team gets back to winning ways ahead of tonight's clash with Liverpool Under-21s.

Stanley have lost their last two league games and Carvalho explained how the whole squad knows the importance of getting that winning feeling back in the camp.

"We just need to bounce back and games like this let everybody regroup and go for it really.

"We need to get back to winning ways, it was disappointing on Saturday but we can’t dwell on it too much, we’ve just got to move on and do it pretty quickly.

"The gaffer (John Coleman) loves and has the mentality of wanting to win every game and that’s something that the lads know.

"For me, it’s important that I get a bit of gametime and that I can help the team by hopefully scoring some more goals."

The Reds have already qualified for the next round of the Trophy, but the winger wants to clinch a clean sweep of the group while also impressing the club's management staff on a personal note.

"We just need to get back to winning ways even though we’re already qualified, winning becomes a habit, so we need to get a win tonight to hopefully then go on a run.

"I just try and impress the gaffer (John Coleman) every day, both in training and when I’m selected to go on as a substitute, and I want to be as professional as I can.

"Obviously every player wants to play more but I’ve got to score a goal, assist a goal or just do anything I can to be knocking on his door, and hopefully I can do that against Liverpool."

Tonight's game will see Stanley's first team come up against younger players and Carvalho knows that it will be a strange game, but that the squad will always be motivated for any fixture.

"I was actually thinking about that and it’s going to be a weird game because it’s a first team fixture, but you’re playing against younger players.

"No matter what game you’re playing in, you’re always motivated but it’s a strange game and it’s going to be a different type of game, but I’m looking forward to it."

The Portuguese winger also explained that the feeling within the dressing room is that the club can go all the way in this competition.

"The gaffer (John Coleman) has always said that we can go as far as we want to in this competition.

"If we can concentrate and perform how we have been doing in the other two group games, then there’s no reason why we can’t go all the way."

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Andy Holt becoming the major shareholder of the Reds and despite only joining in the summer, Carvalho already speaks very highly of the club's owner.

"I think he’s been absolutely incredible, I’ve not been here long but I’ve heard a lot of things that he’s done for the club and I’m definitely well impressed. 

"He’s a nice man, he's always around the club, even when he comes on the team coach, there’s always positive vibes, so I think he’s doing a great job."

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