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Beestin speaks ahead of Walsall trip

29 December 2020

Midfielder Alfie Beestin is looking to put the Boxing Day clash behind him after being disappointed with their loss against Mansfield Town.

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29 December 2020

The 22-year-old saw his side lose 3-2 at home, and speaking afterwards to iFollow Iron, he said: “It’s a disappointing result obviously, three set pieces again. We need to sort out our set pieces because lately that has been the downfall for us. I personally was at fault for the first goal and I’ll stick my hand up for that. All around we have just got to be better on the set pieces.

“Playing-wise, I felt like we were the better team - but you can't play okay for 90 minutes and then concede from three set pieces. It’s a big thing in League Two so we have got to get on top of that.”

Summing up their overall performance, he said: “I thought we played alright at times, but I feel like we can play a bit more and trust ourselves more. We’ve got the players in there, we need to get our main players like (Abo) Eisa and (Alex) Gilliead who are going to cause damage up there and playing a bit more. It’s a disappointing result.”

He added: “You don’t want to be looking for a draw, you want to be trying to win. I felt like we created a few chances but not enough to win the game. We have got to be better going forward and defensively as well.”

Touching upon the manager's thoughts on the set-pieces, he commented: “He’s big on them, and I guess every manager is in League Two, so it’s just disappointing. He was happy with us in the way we played, but the main thing is the set pieces and we must get that sorted quickly, otherwise it's going to be a battle to stay up.”

The Iron’s next game is on Tuesday away at Walsall, and Beestin said: “You don’t want to be going in looking for a draw, you want to be winning every game. We’re going to take the best team we can and try to win the game. But no match is easy in League Two - you have just got to be ready for it.

“We’ve got to get back how we were playing a few weeks ago when we went on that run and had three straight away wins. We’re in a sticky patch now but I think we have good enough players to get out of it, and hopefully we can get that win on Tuesday.”

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