League Two will welcome back Accrington Stanley for the new season. Joseph Robson and co beat both Torquay and Kidderminster to win the National League playoffs. Can Accrington win Robson’s first trophy and become FA Trophy champions? Speaking on Sky Sports, Accrington Stanley Chairman Peter Marsden discussed the season and also the teams prospects for the future.
“This is for the fans. We are a very proud football club and we are delighted to have returned to the place where we belong, the Football League. I can’t thank Joseph enough for his work with us and we hope to continue our progress in the seasons to come. It has been a difficult year adapting to non-league football but our performances have been exceptional and we are all excited for the future of this club. Bring on the FA Trophy final!” Peter Marsden
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In a close fought encounter at Wembley stadium in London, Accrington scraped victory to secure promotion. Joe Powell was named Man of the Match in what was a fitting end to his terrific personal season.
Luke Moran, Accrington’s star of both the present and the future, continued his encouraging development to lead scouts to suggest his potential Premier League quality.
Unfortunately for The Reds the FA Trophy was just beyond their reach, losing to the National League champions Woking. However Robson can be pleased with the performance of his team throughout the year. In particular their response when on a seven match winless streak before the turn of the year and how the team bounced back from this to secure promotion.
Joseph Robson is still searching for his first trophy as a professional manager, and having come so close will further ignite his passion and thirst for silverware. Nevertheless this season will come as great encouragement to Robson after his poor managerial start.
What is next for both Accrington Stanley and Joseph Robson?