Date: 21st March 2014 at 9:20pm
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Manager James Beattie has called on the team to keep our current overall run of form going when we face Plymouth Argyle tomorrow.

Accrington haven’t been on a bad run of late since the back to back losses to Burton Albion and Portsmouth, which Rochdale being more a hiccup and we bounced back in emphatic style against Morecambe with a five one victory.

As we continue to pull ourselves away from the bottom of the league and edge up the table, this is the run of the form that Beattie wants to see us continue between now and the end of the season so we really can have something to cheer as we head into 2014-15.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer said that home form would be key and he desperately wants us to build on our current four match unbeaten run at the Store First Stadium.

‘I think that a massive part of that has been training on the pitch. Buzzer’s done a tremendous job with all the adverse weather and I think the pitch is probably the best the club has ever had.’

Beattie couldn’t have more praise for our groundsman for the work he has done all year round and those efforts are really paying off, especially when you factor in the recent weather, but he also credits him for his understanding in terms of the players using the pitch to train on so they really do know it inside out and he thinks that’s been key to our current form.

‘When I was playing I used to go after training (to the pitch) just stand there, look round and put myself in positions that I’d be in on a Saturday and visualise myself playing. Maybe the same sort of thing has helped the lads perform in the way they have been.’

As for Plymouth themselves, Beattie says they epitomise how quickly things can change at this level, and in football in general really, as John Sheridan has done a fantastic job in turning them around and for him that shows what effort and commitment can do within a team.

‘They’re on a great run of form and this is going to be a very tough game for us but one we’ve been really looking forward to.’

He believes our 0-0 against them at their ground can give everyone confidence because they did throw everything they had at us, but we were resilient, disciplined and stuck to the plan and covered each other on the pitch, but this time round we are a different team and not only are we hard to beat, but we carry a good number of threats throughout the team that can win games now so he doesn’t believe the match will be the same this time out.