Date: 6th September 2013 at 7:23pm
Written by:

Accrington travel to Chesterfield tomorrow and it hasn’t escaped James Beattie that he’s up against two former Stanley managers in the game.

More importantly, despite having an injury hit squad, Beattie remains confident that we can go their and come away with three points and our first league win of the campaign.

Chesterfield obviously boast former Manager Paul Cook, and the man who brought Beattie to the club and led us last season, Leam Richardson.

Speaking to the Official Site Beattie said of the re-union.

‘I suppose in all fairness Leam probably owes his chance to Cooky, and I probably owe my chance to Leam. We all get on but when the whistle blows there won’t be any animosity or anything like that, but the will to win will always be there.’

In terms of the injury front, Beattie has already said he won’t be using that as an excuse should the game not go our way, because he believes we’ve been performing well so far this season but just haven’t had the breaks we’ve deserved in matches so far.

With Beattie previously talking about entering the loan market when the emergency window opens, the club have also revealed today that they are one of only seven clubs in the Football League who did not pay a single penny to football agents in 2012/13.

Across the Football League a staggering £21.5 million was paid to agents, with the majority obviously coming from clubs in the Championship, but Stanley join Blackpool, Hartlepool, Wimbledon, Morecambe, Barnet and Crewe in not paying a single penny during the course of the season.