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MANAGER: It's a completely different 90 minutes

Chris Beech on tonight's trip to Harrogate

12 January 2021

United’s historic first ever meeting with Harrogate was cut short at the end of last year as a frozen pitch led to an eighth minute abandonment and the need to do it all again tonight.

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Speaking ahead of the game, manager Chris Beech said: “It’ll be another good test. They might be lifted by the fact they had the goal advantage, but the referee called it in the end and that was the correct decision, even though all parties wanted it to continue.

“That’s been and gone now so our effort and preparation will go into getting ready to face a very good team. I know they’ve made a couple of signings and they’ll be ready to start the game at a fast pace, as they did the other day.

“Hopefully the weather will have improved and we can get a good game on.”

“I think they’ll be very up for it and they’ll be doing their best to give us a challenge. They’ll feel aggrieved I would imagine, they were winning, but a lot of their players did suggest it shouldn’t have taken place anyway.

“They did come up and tell me that when we bumped hands at the end of the game. I expect them to feel slightly aggrieved, motivated, but we’ll be going there to get a result as well.

“It’s a completely different 90 minutes and both sides know that. As ever it’s about dealing you’re your opponent and looking to impose yourself so that you have the best opportunity of getting a result.”

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