James Beattie is calling for his players to put their last gasp win at Mansfield behind them and concentrate on making new memories on Boxing Day.

York City are the visitors to the Store First Stadium as Stanley look to put themselves potentially within a point of the top half of the League Two table.

Stoppage time goals from Kal Naismith and James Gray gave the Reds a dramatic three points on Saturday but Beattie is now looking forward not back.

“It was a great experience but I said to them after the game that they needed to enjoy it but that we did have other games to worry about,” he said.

“That game has gone now and it’s now up to us to have more great experiences like that between now and the end of the season. We want more highs like that and with two home games over Christmas that’s a great chance for us.

“The boys have Christmas Day off and we’ll be in and raring to go on Boxing Day for our technical meeting before the game. Everybody is really looking forward to it.”

A Lancashire-Yorkshire derby is a mouthwatering prospect tomorrow and Beattie’s hoping for a bumper turnout to roar his men on to victory.

“A slightly bigger crowd would be amazing,” he continued. “If we can get more people down to the Store First Stadium that would make a big difference. At this time of year everyone is in that spirit of Christmas which seems to lift you and I think that if people come down it will really help us.

“Boxing Day football is such a tradition. I remember as a kid, opening your presents on Christmas Day and then the next day it was all about going to a football match, in my case Blackburn Rovers with my dad and my brother.

“It’s a big opportunity for us. We’ll treat York City with the same respect that we give every other team and prepare as we normally do. As a footballer you can’t treat this time of year any differently.

“Now, as a football manager and a father of three kids Christmas is all about the children. That and getting three points…”