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Diallo: We're all on the same wavelength

Stanley midfielder Sadou Diallo previews tomorrow night's trip to face Shrewsbury Town

10 February 2020

Having not had a game over the weekend, Accrington Stanley midfielder Sadou Diallo admits that it's highly important to secure all three points away at Shrewsbury Town tomorrow night.

The Reds had been scheduled to play Bury last Saturday, but Diallo admits that all he and the rest of the squad can do is remain professional and keep training as they usually would.

"Sometimes you don't really want to have time off during the season, especially after a win.

"We've got to be professional though and we've got to go into tomorrow night's game as we would do for any other.

"If you have days off you don't really train as a team, but we've had to make sure that we're professional and do the right things.

"If you need to do some gym work or do some running, then you've got to make sure that you do it in order to be ready for the next game."

John Coleman's side secured a 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon in their last time out, and Diallo wants to take that winning momentum into tomorrow night's fixture at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

"We've got to take the momentum from the win over Wimbledon into the game tomorrow night.

"We've got to ensure that we're going into every game wanting to win and we've always got to be thinking about securing the three points."

Diallo has been operating in a more attacking role in recent games, and the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee admits that he is enjoying his new role within the team.

"I'm playing in a different role right now, but I'm just happy to be out on the pitch in whatever role the manager wants me to play.

"I've already gained a lot of experience during my loan spell with the club, so hopefully that can continue and I can keep learning more about the game.

"I've enjoyed playing further up the pitch because it's allowing me the opportunity to have more chances in front of goal."

The 21-year-old also explained how he is enjoying being involved in creating chances as part of an attacking and exciting front four, along with Jordan Clark, Joe Pritchard and Dion Charles.

"We're all on the same wavelength and we're all excited to play.

"We saw glimpses of what we've got in our lockers in the build-up to Dion's goal against Wimbledon, so hopefully we've got more of that to offer in the upcoming games."

Following Benny Ashley-Seal's arrival on loan from Wolves on transfer deadline day, Diallo is looking forward to being able to play alongside his friend again at the Wham Stadium.

"I played with him a lot last year so I know what his game is like and I'm just excited to play alongside him again.

"He's a good player and he'll also make you a better player, so I'm excited for the fans to see him play."

The Reds now have two games in five days and the midfielder is hoping that they can secure maximum points from the games against Shrewsbury and Lincoln City.

"With not having a game over the weekend, we just want to get the three points tomorrow night and then move onto the next game.

"We've got two games in five days now, so we've got to be aiming to secure maximum points and hopefully we can do just that."


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