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INTERVIEW: Little things make massive differences

Chris beech on working hard to iron out errors

27 February 2020

Gaffer Chris Beech confirmed in his programme notes last Saturday that he is still taking nothing for granted despite having opened up a 14-point cushion to the division’s bottom spot.

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“As far as I’m concerned we’re still involved in wanting to win as many points as we possibly can,” he said. “I’ve said this repeatedly over the last few weeks, I want to win games.

“That’s why I said no when I was asked if I’d consider experimenting at this stage. I want to be a serious winner, and to do that, I’m not saying the lads who come in can’t do the job, but I think because we’ve had some structure and consistent behaviour with selections that it’s helped us to improve.

“There has been the odd tweak, with injuries or whatever, and on Saturday we had the same team as at Crawley but Lewi and Omari swapped positions to start the game. I could look at doing a couple of different things, but I’ll only do that if I think it will help to support the lads in winning football matches.”

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“Overall I think we’ve alleviated the pressure off the back lads by a change of tactics,” he continued. “We’re more competitive, there are more competitive turnovers, and I want the boys to pass the ball forward, run forward, support the ball forward.

“I want better decisions. In my opinion, the amount of unforced errors we have in matches and in League Two in general is quite a lot. We have to work hard and make sure that if the ball is there to be brought down, the touch is good.

“If we decide to flick it on or win a header, where are we heading it to? If we pass it, let’s make sure the pass is true. These are all little things, but they make massive differences.”


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