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Defeat Was Unacceptable

29 January 2016

Beeley says defeat against Mansfield was unacceptable and his side must do all they can to bounce back strongly.

SHRIMPS' skipper Shaun Beeley says his side cannot feel sorry for themselves as they look to get back to winning ways in League 2 when they meet Newport at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Beeley admitted the last-gasp defeat against Mansfield on Tuesday was "unacceptable'' but says his side must do all they can to bounce back strongly when they meet Warren Feeney's side tomorrow.

Beeley said: "There is pressure on us to get a result and turn things round because Tuesday was unacceptable.

The Shrimps shouldn’t put too much pressure on themselves as they look to turn things around but knows full well an improved performance is needed.

The right back said: “I think it does (put pressure on) because you want to get the result and turn it around.

“But we’ve got to be careful we don’t heap too much pressure on it and go away from our game that we know we can be good at.

“We’ve got to try and keep spirits up. I myself will try and lift the group with a little bit of enthusiasm and we’ll see what comes on Saturday.”

He said: “It won’t be swept under the carpet because it was wasn't good enough.

“You can’t dwell on things in football though. You’ve got learn to put things to one side once they’ve been dealt with.

“If we dwell on it too much other things can happen. You’ve got to look at what can be improved and try and implement it for Saturday and try and get three points.”

Lifting the mood might be easier said than done with Tuesday night’s finale at the Globe Arena a real low point in the season.

Beeley said: “It’s still quite raw. As a group we’re massively disappointed.

“It was always going to be a battle, a tough, close game but we were in control.

“We got our noses in front and I thought we’d see the game out.

“It was something and nothing and then they’ve equalised and then they’ve broken on us in and it’s ended up scuffling in the back of the net.

“We let ourselves down, we let the gaffer and Kenny down and as importantly we let the fans down.”

Now The Shrimps face a Newport side scrapping for every point at the bottom but one they have beaten in all five meetings between the sides.

Beeley said: “They’re a dangerous team to play against, they’ve got a lot to play for and are fighting for their lives.

“They can be as dangerous as one of the top teams.

“We’ve got to look at the best way we can go at winning that game and not take for granted the previous results or the forms because things in football change very quickly.”


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