‘We can beat anybody’ - Stanley’s Chelsea loanee Russell on Ipswich clash

Chelsea youngster Jon Russell is on loan at Accrington Stanley this season. Picture: PA SPORT

Chelsea youngster Jon Russell is on loan at Accrington Stanley this season. Picture: PA SPORT - Credit: PA

Accington’s Chelsea loanee Jon Russell says Stanley can beat ‘any team in this league’ - including early table-toppers Ipswich Town.

Jon Russell scored the winner for Accrington Stanley against Rochdale in his first start last weeken

Jon Russell scored the winner for Accrington Stanley against Rochdale in his first start last weekend Picture: PA SPORT - Credit: PA

John Coleman’s men head to Portman Road for a top six clash with Town this Saturday, fresh off a 2-1 win over Rochdale, their first foe seven years.

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Chelsea midfielder Russell grabbed the winner in that game, his first start for the Reds, and is joined by two fellow Stamford Bridge prospects – keeper Nathan Baxter and winger Tariq Uwakwe – at the Wham Stadium for the season ahead.

And Russell, 20, says sixth-placed Stanley have nothing to fear from any side in the league.

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“It’s about having faith to win every game, we don’t worry if we concede first but we’ve got to keep pushing and we’ve got the ability to beat any team in this league,” Russell told the club website.


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“We’ve got the confidence now ahead of next weekend’s away trip (at Ipswich), and we know we can win every game.”

Of being part of the Chelsea trio in Lancashire, Russell added: “It’s good to have two other players at the club that you know as it makes it more comfortable from the start.

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“In football you get loans all over the place, so you’ve got to fully focus on yourself and the team in order to try and win every game.”

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