Date: 24th August 2014 at 5:36pm
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Manager James Beattie has said he’s pleased to have seen Accrington Stanley get the first point on the board following the draw with Luton Town yesterday but he knows that having held a two goal lead over them, it really should’ve been all three and our first win of the season.

However another good performance, a first point, and an end to our three game losing streak isn’t all bad.

Speaking to Sky Sports following the game, he explained.

‘It was a great start to the game and we talked, before the game, about how important it was to begin well. However then we dropped off Luton and that’s something I am trying to work with the lads about – the psychological side and how, even if you are leading two nil, your mental attitude shouldn’t change. But we did drop off and allowed them space and that allowed Luton back into the game.’

Beattie goes on to say that two nil for him is one of those funny scorelines, and he’ll certainly take the positives of how we woke up then and showed resilience because he knows when teams fightback from being two goals down, generally they always appear to then go on and win the game, so he was pleased with how we dug in and really he feels we could’ve got ourselves back in front again to be fair.

‘Now we have a brick in the wall and we have got to start adding the cement.’

Which will no doubt be one of his stranger comments this season.

We’re up and running now though, and ending that losing streak should help confidence and that might make all the difference moving forward.