Stanley boss: Let's build on first point

James Beattie

James Beattie

First published in Sport

Boss James Beattie has called for Accrington to build on their first point of the season – despite blowing a 2-0 lead.

Stanley drew 2-2 with Luton to end a three-game losing streak and climb off the bottom of Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

Goals from James Gray and Luke Joyce had put them ahead, before Luke Rooney and Jake Howells rescued Luton, and Beattie is now hunting a first win of the campaign.

“It was a great start to the game and we talked, before the game, about how important it was to begin well.

“However then we dropped off Luton and that’s something I am trying to work with the lads about – the psychological side and how, even if you are leading 2-0, your mental attitude shouldn’t change.

“But we did drop off and allowed them space and that allowed Luton back into the game. John Still is an experienced manager and he changed things around and we know his teams will always be aggressive and on the front foot.

“2-0 is one of those funny scorelines and, when a team comes back, then they usually go on and win the game.

“We had to dig in and in the end we could have won the game. Now we have a brick in the wall and we have got to start adding the cement.”

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11:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

Mike Ferguson says...

The Manager and the players are doing really well,they have now had to have Sky Bet purchase new boots for the players,so what are the directors doing,its embarrassing for the club,and the players,it appears the only person putting money into the club is the Chairman,how long can he keep doing it,the credibility that has been built since 1968 when they started again is being lost,the name will always be special in English football,but credibilty within the club is being lost.Blackburn 15 months ago were losing credibility changes were made within the club,and they are again moving forward with a good young Manager,likes Beatie,James needs the correct people to work with behind the scenes,and he will bring the club success.
The Manager and the players are doing really well,they have now had to have Sky Bet purchase new boots for the players,so what are the directors doing,its embarrassing for the club,and the players,it appears the only person putting money into the club is the Chairman,how long can he keep doing it,the credibility that has been built since 1968 when they started again is being lost,the name will always be special in English football,but credibilty within the club is being lost.Blackburn 15 months ago were losing credibility changes were made within the club,and they are again moving forward with a good young Manager,likes Beatie,James needs the correct people to work with behind the scenes,and he will bring the club success. Mike Ferguson
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