Football - Brave Linganzi earns Richardson's praise

Leam Richardson has paid tribute to Amine Linganzi after the midfielder played a vital role in Accrington's Easter success despite suffering the shock of a family tragedy.

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Linganzi is now back in France following the death of his brother, and Stanley boss Richardson remains in regular contact with the former Blackburn man.

Richardson did not completely rule out the 23-year-old from Saturday's crucial npower League Two relegation showdown with York at Bootham Crescent but preferred to marvel at his efforts amid a terrible situation as four points were collected against Wycombe and Burton.

"I've spoken to him a couple of times and we're trying to get flights and travel sorted," Richardson said.

"Firstly fair credit to the lad, he played two games over Easter where I don't think a lot of people would have in the circumstances - never mind playing but playing as well as he did.

"Credit to him, I'm sure it will build him for the future and his character for a long time to come.

"There were some understandably strong emotions at full-time against Wycombe."

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