Accrington Stanley boss delighted with big week

James Beattie

James Beattie

First published in Sport

JAMES Beattie believes that Accrington Stanley’s performance against neighbours Blackburn and Burnley augur well for their League Two campaign.

Three days after drawing 2-2 with Rovers the Reds were narrowly beaten by Burnley in another home game but the manager took the positives from the experience.

“It’s been a great week for the club having Blackburn Rovers and Burnley down here,” said Beattie.

“I want to thank both managers for bringing strong sides to play against us.

“Against Burnley, it was hot and a bit of game management had to come in. We had to hold onto the ball better as we were working so hard to win the ball back and then giving it away cheaply.

“Sean brought two decent sides down and I think we showed them too much respect initially and I told the lads they have got nothing to fear.

“We shouldn’t fear anyone as when we do things well and do things simply we are a very good team.

“We are not the finished article by any stretch of the imagination and there is a lot to work on but we have the core of a very good side.

“There are some great lads in there and it’s all about them this season. We’ve no injuries so I have a smile on my face.”

The Reds kick off the season a week before their opponents, against Southend United, and still have a number of players training with them including their former striker Brett Ormerod.

They’ve been joined by Sholing FC striker Lee Wort who helped his Wessex League Premier Division side to the FA Vase last season, scoring over 50 goals in the process.

“I’ve monitored his progress for a couple of seasons and my friends in Southampton swear by him,” explained Beattie.

Related links

“I believe everyone deserves their opportunity and this is Lee’s.

“I’ve explained to him what I’ll be looking for from him and it’s a great opportunity for him.

“He knows where the net is, he works hard for the team which is paramount to the way we want to play and we just need to get the ball into him and give him the opportunity to convert the chances.

“We’ve got two games in the next week, one on Tuesday night at Altrincham and one on Wednesday behind closed doors at Birmingham.

“That’ll be a good opportunity for me to get a good luck at the lads who are training with us and they can show me what they are about.”

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BigOrra says...

Gutsy performances by Accy against two 'quality' teams. Wort only got 20 mins against Burnley so hopefully he'll get longer against Alty and has a chance to measure up
Gutsy performances by Accy against two 'quality' teams. Wort only got 20 mins against Burnley so hopefully he'll get longer against Alty and has a chance to measure up BigOrra
  • Score: 3

3:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

TurfMoorTom says...

“Sean brought two decent sides down and I think we showed them too much respect initially and I told the lads they have got nothing to fear. "

These are the words of the manager of Accy Stanley. Good luck in the Prem Bumley.
“Sean brought two decent sides down and I think we showed them too much respect initially and I told the lads they have got nothing to fear. " These are the words of the manager of Accy Stanley. Good luck in the Prem Bumley. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -2

12:47pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Burnley59/60 says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
“Sean brought two decent sides down and I think we showed them too much respect initially and I told the lads they have got nothing to fear. "

These are the words of the manager of Accy Stanley. Good luck in the Prem Bumley.
WHO IS THIS TOTAL **** OF A MORON NOW GO AND GET A LIFE YOU SAD ****,WELL DONE STANLEY BY THE WAY FROM A CLARET YOU PUT UP TWO GRAND DISPLAYS ON STANLEY ON STANLEY LEAGUE TWO CHAMPS I THINK THE REDS CAN DO IT
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: “Sean brought two decent sides down and I think we showed them too much respect initially and I told the lads they have got nothing to fear. " These are the words of the manager of Accy Stanley. Good luck in the Prem Bumley.[/p][/quote]WHO IS THIS TOTAL **** OF A MORON NOW GO AND GET A LIFE YOU SAD ****,WELL DONE STANLEY BY THE WAY FROM A CLARET YOU PUT UP TWO GRAND DISPLAYS ON STANLEY ON STANLEY LEAGUE TWO CHAMPS I THINK THE REDS CAN DO IT Burnley59/60
  • Score: 5

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree