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Chris Morgan Previews Accrington Stanley

25 September 2017

Chris Morgan revealed that he and Ned Kelly have been impressed with the side since last weekend’s draw to Forest Green Rovers.

The two former players were elected as interim managers as Michael Brown’s immediate replacement and made a positive start in the 1-1 draw against Yeovil Town.

Morgan spoke to the club website about the squad’s response: “We were pleased with the positivity of the lads, we touched on it last week that when a manager leaves it is always difficult.

“Sometimes, you sense a bit of flatness, so we tried to get in amongst the players and remind them that they still have to go and get points.

“We were pleased with their reaction.”

In their first game in charge, Morgan and Kelly opted for a change of style after practicing it all week in training, as they lined up in a 3-5-2 formation: “We worked at it all morning on Tuesday, and then revisited it on Thursday and thought that the lads were grasping it, as we did on Tuesday.

“It was something that we were both comfortable with and the lads too.”

The 39-year old continued: “We have options. We can keep the same system or we can look to tweak it and do something else tomorrow night.

“We were happy with the system and the players seemed happy with it; that’s the main thing. If the players are happy with something then you sort of stick with it.”

Morgan is adamant that the squad are heading into tomorrow evening’s fixture with a belief that they can get something from the game, following their previous two results: “The boys are upbeat and positive and are looking forward to tomorrow night.

“As we have always said, we feel that we have a good group of lads ourselves. We have had a couple of decent draws; the Forest Green game we felt as though we did enough to win and let ourselves down a bit with the equaliser. We felt as though we did enough to win away at Yeovil as well.”

Further, the former centre-back highlights that the squad are aware of how important getting their first home win of the season is: “The lads know that tomorrow night is a big game for us. We go into every game as we have done; trying to win.”


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