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INTERVIEW: Sean ready for the 'big one'

McConville loves playing in Accrington-Morecambe derby clashes

27 January 2022

Sean McConville loves the Accrington-Morecambe rivalry and knows this is a ‘big’ game in more ways than one.

Stanley will be aiming to secure the bragging rights over their Lancashire rivals, McConville admits he is still hurting from the 3-3 draw earlier in the season and he also knows the Reds need a win to get their League One season back on track.

“Rivalry is always steeped in history, Morecambe are big rivals of Accrington, the same as Man United, Man City; Liverpool, Everton and add to that the atmosphere when you play in one of these games, it’s a lot better than your average League One game,” said the winger.

“The new players have been made aware of the local rivalry between Morecambe and Accrington and will be made more aware today and tomorrow going into a big game on Saturday.

“Our fans will let you know this is a big one, they will get behind us from the first minute to the last regardless of the scoreline and we want to send them home happy with three points.

“I have always had a good record against Morecambe over two spells, luckily enough.

“We had a good record when Jim Bentley was manager. Even though I like Jim, we always seemed to beat his sides.

“I also feel we owe Morecambe one, they nicked a point off us at their place with ten men and that was down to our naivety towards the end of the game.

“That still stings a little bit but being back at home, in front of our fans, in a derby, we will be going 110 per cent to get three points.”

Stanley’s five-game unbeaten run ended with the 2-1 defeat to Ipswich on Saturday which dropped them down to 13th place in the league.

“We are at a stage of the season where we need the three points,” added captain McConville. “We were on a good run, we lost on Saturday and I don’t think we deserved to lose.

“If you look at the points total over the last few games, we have drawn a few and we feel like we need to pick three points up to get us back on another run.”

The full pre-match interview video with Sean McConville is available to watch on the club's official YouTube channel, CLICK HERE to find out more!


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