ANDY TODD is confident Accrington Stanley will now show League Two they really mean business.
The Reds are ready to put Tuesday's Carling Cup penalty heartache loss to Watford behind them and concentrate back on the league where Stanley have two wins on the spin.
And they are desperate to extend it and seal their first away win of the campaign when they travel to Mansfield tomorrow (Sat) followed by local rivals Bury on Tuesday.
Todd scored his first ever league goal with an injury time winner against Boston on Saturday and thinks Stanley can build on that.
"It was nice to score on Saturday but to be honest, it was more important that we won," said the former Notts Forest winger.
"I would swap any amount of league goals for league points although I am sure I will chip in with a few goals this season as I did last season. I know Saturday's was only a tap in but I do tend to score crucial goals for some reason!
"I am just really enjoying it at the moment. We have got two consecutive wins now and we have moved into mid-table and it looks a lot healthier.
"And the late goal against Boston shows the never-say-die attitude we have at the club."
The winger continued: "We are keeping it tighter and not conceding early like we were early on in the season and we have made ourselves hard to break down as we showed at Watford.
"We must take games by the scruff of the neck as, if we do keep it tight, we have the players and ability to get the goals, as we have shown.
"We have got our goal difference down to zero and now we have to to go and make sure we get it in the plus column and move higher up the table."
Stanley's last trip to Nottinghamshire, Todd's home town, wasn't enjoyable as Notts County beat Stanley 3-2 but he is hoping his family get to see him in a winning team at Field Mill tomorrow, with the Stags also having an indifferent start to the season.
"Mansfield is the closest fixture to my house and it is a local game for me but it is more important that, as a team, we do well and I am sure we can bounce back from Tuesday night."
The penalty woe at Premier side Watford was hard to take with it being goalless for 120 minutes before Peter Cavanagh and Paul Mullin missed vital spot kicks while Todd was one of the five who fired home.
"It is such a pressure situation with the Watford fans behind the goal trying to put you off and when you walked from the centre circle all you could hear was boos," said Todd.
"It is a weird. Luckily mine went in but I think it is full credit to whoever took the penalties as it is certainly not easy.
"I think we proved a few people who were doubting us wrong with our performance at Watford and we showed a really good attitude for the game.
"We were unlucky not to come away with a scalp and I think we showed there is plenty to build on."