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MANAGER: Everybody here represents great character

Chris Beech on Rhys Bennett and Rod McDonald

29 April 2021

Defender Rhys Bennett had to leave the field with just 22 minutes played on Tuesday night as he went down under a heavy challenge tight by the corner flag.

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Speaking about the incident, manager Chris Beech said: “That’s the commitment and player relationship I have with my players.

“I said to him in the dressing room, thank you. He’s put his body on the line when his contract’s up, and that is really commendable.”

“It was a foul that we didn’t get, and I get an injured player from it,” he continued. “I hope he’s ok, he’s a great guy, and a really good footballer.

“Yes, he had his little wobble, it was difficult as a manager in that period to not play your captain, not play your vice-captain, not play Rhys, not play certain players because we hadn’t been able to train.

“It’s the wrong time to go into things like that because we don’t want it to be classed as an excuse. He’s shown us some great character and everybody here represents that, everybody.

On the recovery of Rod McDonald from the dead leg he picked up during the Bolton game, he said: “I hope we see him before the end of the season, I’m just not sure.

“It’s a dead leg that hasn’t responded, but hopefully it will react better and we’ll see him soon.”

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