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INTERVIEW: A fantastic year for me

15 March 2013

Mark Beck on filling big boots

University of Cumbria Journalism student Tom Dorsett caught up with striker Mark Beck to talk to the emerging striker about his sixth goal of what has been a breakthrough campaign. 

“I’m very pleased,” the tall forward admitted. “I really didn’t think I’d have scored six goals by this stage of the season. I’m just really happy to just playing to be honest. My target was to get on the pitch as much as I could, never mind score. It’s just been a fantastic year for me.”

Manager Greg Abbott said described win as the most important during his time as manager and the feeling appears to be the same right through the squad. 

“I’d definitely agree with that,” he admitted. “In terms of determination and the way we worked to see the game out, it was massive. It was also important that we took our chances when they came. 

“There’s a really positive feeling in the squad at the moment. The Brentford game was our first win in six, but we all know we’ve got the quality and, more importantly, we’ve got the belief in what we can do.”

“Obviously with Lee [Miller] being suspended at the moment there is that little bit of pressure to fill his boots,” he conceded. “He’s a very good player and it’s just a case of me playing the best I can. It’s all made easier because I have Dav [Symington], Brad Potts and Josh Todd who have come through the youth team with me. Having them around has really helped because we all try to look after each other.” 

Up next for United is a trip to Leyton Orient and the big striker insists that it’s a case of building off the back of the Brentford win.

“We’ll just approach it in the same way we always do,” he said. “Like I say, confidence is high and hopefully we can go there on Saturday and pick up a positive result.”

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