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Beattie Looking For Progression In 2014-15

Beattie Looking For Progression In 2014-15

Manager James Beattie has said he's delighted to have ended the season in 15th place in League Two, and now next season he wants to better it.

The final game of the campaign saw us play out a 3-2 victory over Wimbledon yesterday and it capped off what has turned into a very pleasing season when you think back to the changes over the summer, how we began the season, so to finish relatively comfortably, seven points clear of the drop zone, and basically in mid table has been a huge achievement.

Speaking to the press following the game, a very proud and happy Beattie said.

'I want us to progress and be better, I want us to improve next year and for as long as I am here. It does depend on our budget but, if it's similar to this year and we can get an injection of cash, then anything is possible.'

Beattie goes on to reference our start to the campaign and the fact that we were dead bottom in October having only picked up four points from our opening 12 games, so he recognises how we have grown into the season and how we have started performing, and it really is a 'remarkable achievement' and he again repeats how 'proud' he is of the players.

'I always knew they could do it and I'm delighted as it's the highest we have been all season. They have shown a great amount of character and I am proud to be their manager.'

As for the game itself, we raced into a three goal lead thanks to Kayode Odejayi, and a brace from James Gray before conceding twice as Wimbledon threw the kitchen sink at us in the final 20 minutes but Beattie wasn't going to let the end of the match ruin his thoughts on the season or our first half performance especially.

As for the summer now having already referenced the budget, we do have a number of players out of contract, such as Peter Murphy, Dean Winnard, Will Hatfield and James Gray and Beattie admits given how players have performed this season it will be a struggle to keep the group together because players have impressed.

We also lose obviously Lee Molyneux, Marcus Bettinelli, Kayode Odejayi and Adam Buxton as their loan spells expire.

'Yes it's going to be a struggle, we'll be working through the summer because recruitment is 95% of your success. We've tried to tinker with season ticket prices and tried to do all sorts. The chairman needs some help from somewhere and I'll be trying to get him that help.'

Just a case of approaching the summer sensibly and seeing how things fall when it comes to players moving on and being tempted elsewhere.



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday May 4 2014
Time: 4:53PM

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