Date: 5th August 2008 at 7:51pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley Captain Peter Cavanagh believes that all of the players are raring to go for the big kick off on Saturday August 9 at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

Cavanagh believes that preparations have been going well this summer for John Coleman’s boys and is looking forward to a season that will hopefully bring a cup run and a decent league position for Stanley.

‘We say it every year, but we would love a decent cup run and we want to improve our league position from 17th last season.’ said Cavanagh speaking to the Accrington Observer.

And Stanley’s skipper, who missed a massive chunk of last season’s campaign due to an hernia operation, is happy with Stanley’s work on the transfer front and believes that the new boys are all good additions.

‘The new players have settled in. Colin Murdock, a senior member of the squad, has fitted in well even with a lot of the mad cap players and hopefully he will provide what has been missing at the back.

‘Chris King gets better every time I see him play and he is a fantastic runner – he even eclipses Andy Procter which takes some doing. He looks like he will be a top addition.

‘Jimmy Ryan has quality and has been in a top team in Liverpool where he won the Youth Cup twice.

‘Jamie Clarke looks lively. The signs are promising although he will take a bit longer to get used to Paul Mullin and the rest of us.

‘And John Mullin will be a shrewd acquisition once he recovers from his injury. I have been there where you pick up an injury in pre-season and know how frustrating it is.’