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League Two

Holdsworth senses Shots momentum

13 January 2013

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth watched his side claim a third consecutive victory with a 2-0 home success over Accrington, but warned his troops not to rest on their laurels.

Goals from Troy Brown and Dani Lopez were enough to make it two league wins on the trot against relegation rivals after they beat Barnet last time out.

"We've got to push now, I want a few players in to push these ones," he said. "We've been through our hardest patch and come through it.

"It's not easy, but I tell you what, they say football finds out if you've got character and the players still here have shown they've got it. We're scoring goals, winning games, it's a different place.

"Yes, Accrington are sucked into it but I look at us, not others. Is it relevant to us?

"Yes we knew we could get closer to them and we have two games in hand, but I want to influence what I can and I'm doing it the best way I can. The players know how much it means to me to see them put the effort in and they're doing it.

"We can't affect other peoples' results. It's about consistency, know-how and experience and we have all of that. The players here know where we want to go and what we want to achieve. They know there's a job to be done and they're up for it."

Defeat for Accrington was their fourth league reverse in their last five games and boss Leam Richardson admitted his side lacked the Shots' cutting edge.

"We had opportunities to put corners and crosses in, but we didn't take it and they showed us how to do it at the other end," Richardson said.

"They were better in the areas that matter, putting the ball in the box and attacking it, but there wasn't that much in it. I'm very disappointed because we started very well."

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