Janoi Donacien believes Stanley are rested up and ready for one final push in League Two following their weekend off.
The defender admits it was frustrating not to play due to Yeovil’s international call-ups, but believes a free weekend while rivals were in action could benefit the Reds, at an important stage of the season.
Several results went in Stanley’s favour at the weekend, something that the 24-year-old says keeps the momentum with his side ahead of Friday’s trip to Mansfield.
“It was nice to get that rest,” he said. “Of course we want to play football, but we have a very heavy run of important fixtures coming up now, so it’s given us that chance to be that little bit fresher going into those.
“The results really did seem to go for us last weekend, normally it doesn’t go for us and we can’t rely on other teams to do us a favour, but that happened this time and we are still in a good position.
“Luton were the only side up there with us that won, Wycombe, Notts County and Mansfield all dropped points, so hopefully that gives us that gap that we need to go forward again.”
Stanley head to Field Mill on Friday and Donacien says it’s another big game, and has drawn parallels to the Reds last visit there, which ended 4-4 – although he and his teammates were scrapping at the wrong end of the table that time.
“I’m looking forward to it and I’m sure that all of the lads are too,” he added. “Last time we went there it was a big game for us and it was a really enjoyable game to be part of. We are expecting another tough test and a big atmosphere.
“If we can pick up another positive result then it is another step closer for us.”