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Beattie Calls For Calm

Manager James Beattie has called on the team to relax a little bit more on the pitch as we look for our first win of the league season.

Beattie obviously took his first job as a manager with us in the summer following the departure of Leam Richardson to Chesterfield, and despite initial hope and optimism, the season has not gone how anybody would have wanted it to so far as Stanley remain winless in League Two and we are out of both Cups so far.

Speaking to the press, as we prepare for our next encounter in the league against Plymouth, Beattie said that he wanted the players to relax and enjoy themselves a little bit more to take the pressure off.

'Maybe we're waiting for things to happen in games, or maybe the lads are trying too hard. When you're trying too hard to impress or to play well, sometimes you make the wrong decisions. A few of the lads need to relax a bit more and start making the right decisions. Hopefully having good habits and trying hard every day to improve will get us some positive results.'

The annoying thing for fans is Stanley typically haven't been playing too badly really, but we just haven't been getting the rub of the green when it comes to luck during games.

I'm not saying we've got a squad ready to challenge for the automatic promotion spots or even the Play Off positions, but we certainly have a squad that should be better than where we currently sit in the league...flush bottom of the table.

The problem we've got to watch out for is that losing can become a habit and whilst there are plenty of minutes and games left in the season for us to more than turn our form around and comfortably finish midtable come the end of the season, the games are coming thick and fast and we need to change our luck quickly.

If there is a positive to take from the fact we have started so badly it's the fact you'd hope things can only improve, and at least those above us haven't really run away and left a massive gap for us to catch up on. But that just shows how important even a three match run of wins could be, as it really would catapult us up the table.

If we'd managed three wins already this season, we'd only be 12 points off top spot. That's how close it is, and three wins now could put us around 14th place which would look a lot more healthy and inspiring for the players than where we sit.

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Date:Monday September 23 2013

Time: 9:44PM


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