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Beech: They Represented The Manager’s Message

29 September 2014

Assistant Manager Chris Beech has been summing up Saturday’s drama filled 3-2 win over Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium…


Speaking after the game, he told Dale Player: “What a great start to the game! It was a great goal by Matty Done who does that every day in training, coming in on the inside like that on his left foot. We had a chance to go 2-0 up when Peter V put Ian Henderson in, and then we conceded from a good finish by McAnuff. We could have cleared it a little bit better, but when it landed at his feet he made it 1-1.

“Then against then run of play, Henderson gets the other side. He’s such a strong player, you see, so you have to apply body contact, but when he decides to be flaccid it’s a hard one for a defender because you’ve got to have some strength in what you’re doing, and as soon as he felt Ash he went down. He’s stronger than that, we know he’s stronger than that because him and Jack O’Connell have had wrestling matches today, but on that incident he’s playing with his brain.”

He continued: “We talked about ourselves at half time and about not being victims. We talked about representing our standards in everything that we can possibly affect, and in the second half that’s exactly what they did.

“There are two really good things that happened at half time. Keith was calm, he was intelligent and he used his brain. We set out a five point plan to look at what would we could get out the game and then said to the players to go out and do it.

“The players represented the Manager’s message today as strong as it could ever be witnessed and a lot of the players in the changing rooms are saying that’s the best ever win that they’ve been involved in. Fair play to Keith and fair play to the lads because there was an unbelievable congruent effort behind his message.

The full interview is available on Dale Player.

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