Date: 15th April 2014 at 10:10pm
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Point earning goal scorer Shay McCartan has told the press that he feels that Accrington Stanley need at least one more win this season to be safe.

The forward came off the bench to score his first goal for the club in the game against York City, and whilst acknowledging that it was a very valuable point for us, he still feels that we’ll need one more win to get ourselves over the line.

‘I think we need maybe one more win. We’ve put ourselves in good stead for staying up.’

With the gap currently being four points with a few matches left, one more win would certainly take the pressure off you would imagine but as long as we keep that gap it doesn’t matter ultimately, but with how changeable the season has been we definitely need to do all we can to grow the gap just in case there’s any more twists and turns.

Of course, McCartan acknowledges that given our start to the campaign the players can’t help but look back a little ruefully and think ‘what if’ had we not started like that as we are only 12 points off the last play off spot as well.

‘We always say ‘what if we didn’t have that bad start?’ Where would we be in the table? You never know. But that’s football, we did well to get out of that 12 games where we didn’t win but we’ve done a lot since then.’

Of course looking back is pretty fruitless, but it does mean we can look forward with a good sense of hope and positivity for next season knowing that we can build on this now, and without a similar start, really have a push for some success in 2014-15 which would lift everybody even if we don’t quite manage a play off run – just going in that direction would be significant tangible improvement.

No doubt that is what everybody will be hoping we can do as well as manager James Beattie now has the basics of the foundation he wants in place you would think.