John Coleman has stressed to his players that they have achieved nothing yet ahead of tonight’s game with Yeovil Town.
The Reds have won their last three games and are unbeaten in seven League Two matches ahead of the clash with the recently relegated Glovers.
But the manager’s insistent that simply being fifth in the table is not enough.
“I don’t think there’s any achievement yet,” he said. “We spoke to the players about trying to emulate what the Conference winning team did because once they hit top spot they never looked back. We want to try to get ourselves into the top three.
“If we can do that it might increase our own belief but it might also increase the general public’s belief – and certainly the general public of Accrington because they’re the ones we’ve got to try to impress and enthuse, and they’re the ones we’ve got to try to get through the gate.
“A few more fans through the turnstiles would make a big difference to the finances, but it makes a difference to the atmosphere, and that’s the key for me. It’s not my job to juggle finances because I know how difficult it is anyway so I wouldn’t want to do it, but it’s our job to try to get a winning team on the pitch, and certainly the atmosphere at the ground, when they get behind the players, it only ever helps.”
Yeovil are looking to get their season going after a faltering start to life back in the fourth tier and many people have Stanley as favourites as a result.
Coleman thinks it’ll be a new feeling for many of his players.
“Many haven’t been in this situation,” he explained. “We know we’ve got a good side here, so privately we’re quite confident going into games, but the outlook tomorrow, the world and his wife will expect us to win.
“Yeovil won’t be subscribing to that, and we won’t be expecting to win but we’ll be determined to win.”