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League Two

It's in our hands - Rowett

2 April 2013

Gary Rowett is hoping his side can turn on the style at home to seal a top three spot after a 3-3 draw with Accrington.

Burton lost out on a win which would have taken them into the automatic promotion spots after James Beattie scored an injury-time equaliser at Stanley.

Rowett, whose side are now fifth, one point behind the top three, said: "We have got Port Vale next and then three out of our last four games are at home and so it's in our hands."

He added: "After Port Vale we have got to be where we want to be and then it's up to us. We feel disappointed at the moment as we should have won as we were 3-2 up with two minutes to go and I felt we were in control but you have got to clear your lines and the one time we didn't, we were punished.

"But, saying that, that point could prove vital at the end of the season and so it could be a good point. We showed bags of character after going behind twice and the important thing is we did not lose the game."

Stanley boss Leam Richardson knows his side are fighting for their League Two lives but is positive they can get out of it. He said: "To be honest, if someone had said we would have got four points over Easter I would have bitten their hand off.

"We have got to take the positives that we kept going until the end and I thought we deserved the point and it could be a massive point for us.

"We know we need at least one more win as everyone around us is winning too and we are all scrapping for our lives but I am sure we will get over the line.

"We have got plenty of character and spirit and it was mistakes for their goal and then I always know we have goals in us.

"If you want it to fall to anyone in the final minutes, it's your strikers and James Beattie has taken his goal well and now we have to focus on York next which is a massive game."

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