Date: 4th November 2013 at 11:38pm
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23 year old Peter Murphy has said that even before Accrington Stanley grabbed our second win of the season, the confidence within the camp had remained high.

Murphy grabbed our 93rd minute winner against Morecambe, and speaking to the Official Site ahead of last weekend’s game against Wycombe Wanderers, he talked about the faith manager James Beattie had in the players, and the confidence they had in their own abilities, even when things weren’t going for us.

‘All season long in training, we’ve never been down. We’ve always been upbeat because know what we can do. We weren’t getting the result but we weren’t getting the rub of the green and that just makes you think that if you keep doing what you’ve been doing then it will turn.’

Murphy went on to say that the gaffer had always made it clear that he believed in them and he knew things would turn for us sooner rather than later, but when it did turn for us, the players had to make the most of it and make sure we got a run that closed the gap on teams above us and gave us the best shot of getting out of the bottom three as quickly as we could, and two draws, then back to back wins, before taking another point in the Wycombe game has certainly done that for us as Accrington now sit one point off bottom place, but only a further three points off 20th place which gives a completely different complexion on the league now.

One thing for Murphy is that he points out the gaffer hasn’t changed either as results have turned in our favour, he was never too down and remained grounded when we were losing and he’s not too high now, still remaining grounded, given that we have taken nine points from our last five games.

The atmosphere is one of enjoyment and belief, but continual hard work and application regardless of how our most recent 90 minutes have gone.

We all knew James was hugely experienced as a player, but it seems like he’s also going to turn out to be a very level headed and calm manager to boot.