Date: 13th August 2014 at 8:15pm
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Manager James Beattie has said he’s very proud of the players following the loss to Leeds United last night.

A two one loss to the Elland Road outfit last night left the manager bouyed given our efforts and our second half performance especially in the game.

Speaking to the Official Site as Accrington provided a good end to the game having got ourselves back into it having been two nil down left Beattie pleased with what he saw.

‘The second half was a magnificent effort from the boys. We tweaked the formation at half time and tried to match Leeds up and I thought we were better than them in the second half. It was just unfortunate that we went in two nil down at half time.’

Beattie goes on to say that he keeps telling the lads that we have to play in the right areas of the pitch, and it’s even more important when facing higher level opposition because slips and errors will cost more during a game.

‘If you play in the wrong areas you get dispossessed and punished and that’s what happened. Hopefully it’s a lesson learned and it won’t happen too many times, if ever, again.’

The gaffer ends by saying he’ll never criticise the effort of the lads, but he does want them to learn to use that effort in more productive ways but that’s something that he can address on the training pitch and adjust over time, but second half especially he has no complaints at all and they’ve simply made him proud again – and not for the first time.