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McConville: We've proved we can go to the big teams and do well

Stanley midfielder Sean McConville previews tonight's game with Peterborough

23 October 2019

Accrington Stanley midfielder Sean McConville admitted that it was good to be back in the side in the 2-0 win over Ipswich Town, and that the squad is ready to go and cause another upset away at Peterborough United.

McConville had missed the three previous through injury, and he explained how his return meant even more to him after securing the three points against the league leaders.

"It was good to be back in the side and it was important to get the win.

"The performance levels this season have been more than okay and the league table doesn't reflect how well we've done."

The Reds midfielder also went on to discuss how other teams are now seeing past the stigma of Stanley being a little club and that managers and players now don't want to come up against them.

"The stigma of little Accrington has left us now and managers now know that we're a good side.

"The pitch is amazing now and teams don't like coming here.

"To go and beat them (Ipswich Town) 2-0, it wasn't a smash and grab.

"We controlled the game and it could have been more, we've got to go and put a run of results together."

John Coleman's side face Peterborough tonight at the Weston Homes Stadium, and McConville knows that the game will be another tough test for the Reds.

"We've proved we can go to the big teams and do well.

"They've got good players and Ivan Toney, Mo Eisa and Marcus Maddison are probably the best front three in the league."

Stanley will be without defenders Ross Sykes and Jerome Opoku through suspension for tonight's game, but McConville admits that is why you have a squad and not just a team.

"It's a blow to lose Ross Sykes and Jerome Opoku, but in football that's why you have a squad.

"The manager gets paid because he has to put together a squad of players."

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