LEAM Richardson hopes Accrington Stanley’s survival mission is accomplished today.
The Reds boss believes the bottom two will be decided on the final day of the season next Saturday.
But in an ideal world for Richardson, his Stanley side won’t be involved and the result in their last game at home to Oxford will have no bearing on the relegation shake-up.
“I think if we went to Bristol Rovers and won we can enjoy ourselves,” he said ahead of this afternoon’s game the the Memorial Ground.
“I think it will definitely go down to the last game of the season, hopefully we’re not one of them and we can enjoy the game and give a good account of ourselves and watch other events unfold without us being involved whatsoever. That would be the perfect scenario for me.”
After beating Morecambe in their penultimate home game, results elsewhere at the weekend and during the week mean Accrington still have work to do to preserve their Football League status.
Richardson insists they have resisted the fear factor.
“Nobody gets anxious or worried because through those traits you make bad decisions. It’s all about being positive, enjoying yourself and enjoying your football and you’ll make more good and positive decisions,” he said.
“It’s a case of going out and enjoying playing, being involved saying against Bristol Rovers because they’re a good team and it’s a good set-up.
“Hopefully through that you’ll play we’ll and get the results you need.
“If we continue to believe like we have done, we’ve put some really good shifts in as a group and individually and scored some great goals late on. If we can continue to do that and get better and do what we have been doing we’ll be fine.”