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Bishop: It’s good to get back

Stanley striker Colby Bishop discusses the 1-0 win over Southend United

29 September 2019

Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop admitted it felt good to be back in the team and back on the scoresheet during the 1-0 win over Southend United, and that he was also delighted that the team kept a clean sheet.

Bishop missed the game against Blackpool through an injury sustained in the draw with Wycombe Wanderers, and he explained how good it was to get the win away from home.

“It’s good to get back, we didn’t know if it was going to be okay but I trained yesterday and it felt okay, a little bit of pain from the game but it’s all worth it when you come away and win one nil.

“You’ve just got to play through it and it was worth it today, it’s always worth it but especially today, we needed that clean sheet and that win away and we’ve got it.

The striker’s second half goal came following good play by Sam Finley, Jordan Clark and Jerome Opoku, and Bishop admitted that he didn’t have to do much because of their great play.

“I didn’t have to do much did I, it’s great play by the boys.

“Sam (Finley) was brilliant today and he’s popping it around, and Jerome’s (Opoku) put it on a plate for me, and you can’t miss them.”

The 1-0 win over Southend was also the club’s first clean sheet since January, and Bishop explained how happy he was for goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov.

“I drive in with Dimi (Dimitar Evtimov) and he’s wanted this clean sheet for a long time.

“We’ve been unlucky, we’ve had penalties that were a bit dubious and chances that have ricocheted off people, but we’ve been working hard for it as a team.

“We’re so glad to get it now and hopefully we can get quite a few.”

Stanley’s next game is at home to Oxford United and Bishop knows that there are no easy games and that every team in Sky Bet League One can pose a threat.

“There’s no easy games, every team’s a good team.

“It’s hard to come away but the performance that we had today epitomises what you want to do when you go away.

“We went one nil up, maybe should have had a couple more goals but we’ve kept it out and that’s what you want, three points.”

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