MARK Wright has hit back at Accrington Stanley's assistant manager Jimmy Bell after he launched a bitter attack on Chester City's supposedly 'negative' tactics.
After the Blues won 1-0 at the Fraser Eagle Stadium on Saturday, Bell gave an outspoken post-match interview in which he accused the visitors of playing negative football and packing their team with defenders.
Chester had carved out a series of goal-scoring chances against their League Two rivals, leaving Wright perplexed and infuriated by Bell's comments.
The City boss said: 'They have accused us of being negative when we have created a string of chances, looked the better team and thoroughly deserved the win.
'I don't know why Accrington have reacted in such a way, but as far as I am concerned it is disrespectful and unwarranted.'
Accrington manager John Coleman had refused to speak to the Press after Saturday's match, which is why Bell filled the breach.
Bell said: 'Chester are a very, very negative team. They only came for one thing in my mind and that's a draw, and they've won the pools by winning and getting three points.
'Listening to Mark Wright on their bench, he'd obviously come to spoil the game.'