Date: 2nd December 2013 at 8:39pm
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Following the disappointing defeat to Northampton last weekend, manager James Beattie has said everyone will use the break to recharge themselves and then go again.

A solitary goal proved enough to condemn Accrington to our first defeat in the last nine games and speaking to the press following the game, Beattie was pretty relaxed about the loss quipping that ‘all good things must come to an end’ and that was exactly the message he had left the lads with when he left the dressing room to attend the interviews.

‘What we’ve got to do now is start another run. We started this game slowly and I don’t really know why. The team has been unchanged throughout our run so maybe the two week break will do us good, it will give us a chance to freshen up a bit.’

Beattie goes on to say that a number of players have really put in a big effort lately and given our rewards over that period, they certainly deserve a little break from action both in terms of the physical work but also the mental work which is another of his great delights when it comes to our improvement of late.

Returning to the game, he admits that not enough players were on the ball on the day and even though we improved in the second half it just wasn’t enough to get a goal back, but given the run we have been on he can’t fault the lads for finally having a bit of a wobble, his interest now is in making sure we bounce back after the break.

Hopefully we’ll return to an unbeaten run in the next game, but three points would definitely be preferred.