Date: 4th September 2013 at 6:56pm
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Accrington manager James Beattie has admitted that he had a frustrating end to the summer transfer window with a few deals falling down on deadline day.

Speaking to the BBC the gaffer explained that two deals fell through on the final day and it had left him disappointed as he did believe they would’ve improved the overall quality of the team.

But with that not happening he now intends to look seriously at loan market when that window opens in order to give us extra strength and extra depth until January.

‘Things just didn’t quite work out. But things are lined up for next Tuesday when the loan window opens and it will be a different outlook.’

The one deal we had lined up on deadline day collapsed because staff at the other club were too busy and couldn’t get to the paperwork in time, and a loan deal he had almost arranged fell down because the parent club decided they wanted a higher % of the wage paid.

Beattie isn’t overly concerned though, as even though we went down 1-0 to Crewe in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last night, Beattie believes that our performances are warranting more than we are currently getting and once we get that first goal again (we last scored against Portsmouth) he feels the floodgates will open slightly.

‘When we get one goal, more will follow. Everybody’s disappointed because of the result, but buoyant because we’re performing quite well. We’ve not getting what we deserve at the moment but it will change. It’s just a case of getting one win and then the gates will open.’

Hopefully whatever Beattie does manage to do in the loan market will help that happen as he admits the players do need a bit of a hand at the moment, but along with wins will come confidence which should help also.

Beattie also revealed that Luke Joyce was substituted in the game as a precaution as he felt a groin problem, and Michael Liddle probably won’t be fit to face Chesterfield after he suffered an ankle injury in the game.