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Beattie Remains Positive

Beattie Remains Positive

Manager James Beattie has said he refuses to be downbeat following our loss to Tranmere Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup.

Accrington lost to a last minute goal after pushing the League One side almost all the way to a replay and that's not to say we couldn't have won it ourselves as we had both more chances off target and on target in the game, but sadly it just wasn't to be.

The positives were though and that's exactly what Beattie will take from the game, telling the press after the match that more performances like that in the league will definitely secure us the wins we want to pull away from the bottom of the table.

'I am proud of the players who took a league one side to task. We outplayed them and I'm excited by that although obviously I am disappointed we are out of the cup.'

Beattie goes on to say that he feels we were magnificent in the first half, but as ever in football games turn on whether or not you can take your chances and we didn't.

Unfortunately for Beattie at half time he admits he said to the players that he hoped they didn't end up ruing their errors in front of the net, and that was ultimately what happened come the final whistle.

'A lapse in concentration cost us and it's hard to take late on, but we have to continue the progress we have made in the league in the last few weeks.'

Onwards and upwards in the league now hopefully. A cup run would've been a nice distraction and additional games to keep a winning mentality and form going, but it equally could've counted against us so considering we can eek any benefit from the FA Cup this season, at least we gain by not being something that complicates our league form.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday November 11 2013
Time: 7:12AM

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