Date: 29th January 2014 at 6:47pm
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Manager James Beattie has said that he feels that fans are now seeing that the players are growing in their own self belief following the late victory over Bristol Rovers last night.

An injury time goal from Peter Murphy saw Accrington take maximum points from the game at the Memorial Stadium, and the gaffer couldn’t be more proud to see the players now starting to consistently show what he feels they are capable of.

‘The lads are starting to believe in themselves as much as I believe in them. I couldn’t be more proud.’

Beattie admits it certainly wasn’t the prettiest game of football that fans will watch this season, and it wasn’t the prettiest game the players will be involved with, but it never was going to be a spectacle because of the weather conditions. What counted was how the players approached it and dealt with it, and he feels our efforts over the 90 minutes were deserving of the last gasp goal to see us head home with another three points under our belts.

Beattie also said of our goalscorer that if he develops as people at the club think he will, in a couple of seasons we are going to find it very difficult to hold on to him because he has all the attributes necessary – if he keeps working hard – to perform on a higher stage, but following a performance like that, where the players stuck together, and worked hard for each other, the gaffer knows it’s not right to pick out a few individuals for praise because it really was a tremendous team effort and that’s exactly how he wants it to stay as we continue growing together over the second half of the season.