Accrington Stanley chief executive praises second place success

Accrington Stanley's home ground 'Wham Stadium' with famous words "The club that wouldn't die" following 50 years since reforming

Accrington Stanley continued their promotion chase by beating Coventry for their third successive League Two win.

After overcoming the Sky Blues 2-0 at the weekend to take them second in the League Two table, Chief Executive Dave Burgess spoke to UCLanlive about their recent performances and the future of the club.

Following this win in front of a League Two record attendance of 28,343 at the Ricoh Arena, and with third placed Wycombe Wanderers drawing and fourth placed Notts County losing, the three points earned put Stanley in their highest ever league position.

Mr Burgess said how he and the club were pleased with recent performances.

He said: “Well, we’re really pleased with where we are. We set out at the beginning of the season to hopefully gain promotion.

“Just to be where we are at this time of the year now with the run-in to come we are feeling very positive.

“This season we think we’re in a really strong position and it isn’t by luck either, we’ve planned for this, we’ve planned for where we want to be, we want to gain automatic promotion.”