Defender Joe Wright felt Stanley were more than deserving of the three points they brought home from Leyton Orient on Saturday.

A solitary first half goal from Josh Windass was enough to give the Reds a 1-0 victory at the Matchroom Stadium and secure a fourth clean sheet away from home this season.

Wright felt it was a top quality away display.

“It was just a good performance from the boys,” said the Huddersfield loan man. “The main thing was the passion that everyone showed and the desire to stick together throughout. It was an unbelievable team performance all the way through. In the first ten minutes or so they were on top and Jase (Mooney) pulled off a couple of good saves but then Billy (Kee) held it up well and Josh took his goal superbly.

“The midfield helped out the back four so much and when we needed to get forward we did. In the second half it was a great battle by the boys and it turned out to be a pretty much perfect away performance.

“We’ve been due a clean sheet and we were disappointed to concede against Dagenham. That was a sloppy goal from our point of view so to get the clean sheet against such a good side in a good stadium with a great atmosphere was brilliant.”

The victory moves the Reds to fourth in League Two and Wright believes that confidence is high at the Wham Stadium ahead of back to back home games in FA Cup and league.

“You’re going onto the pitch and you know that the people around you are going to do a good job,” he explained. “The boys are confident and the place is buzzing. When you know the person next to you and the person in front of you is playing well you know you’ll play well too.

“We’re more than confident in our attackers. With Josh Windass, Crooksy, Billy Kee, Sean McConville and Piero Mingoia you know one of them will take a chance. What’s impressive is the number of chances we’re creating. We’re opening teams up. From a defender’s point of view you can just watch and enjoy it! We’re passing it around, one touch and two touch, getting it out wide and delivering. It’s a joy.

“It’s not just about the play-offs, the target is those automatic promotion places. We’re looking at the table and we’re not looking down, it’s always up. We’re only outside the top three on goal difference and that just shows how far the club has come and the quality of squad that we have. We just have to keep it up.”