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Beestin: We all have to be ready

24 November 2020

After starting the last four league games, Alfie Beestin is looking forward to trying to build on the recent success when facing Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

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24 November 2020

The 23-year-old midfielder played in the game against Morecambe on Saturday, which resulted in a draw continuing United’s unbeaten streak of three games resulting in seven points.

Speaking to iFollow Iron, he said: “I’m enjoying it. Everyone wants to start and I feel like I've been patient. At the start of the season I was coming off the bench and I wasn’t playing as much, but now I’m starting a lot more.

“I’ve played 90 minutes four times. I feel like the manager trusts me and I’m giving him that trust by putting in a good performance, so hopefully it can continue."

Reflecting on recent games, Beestin said: “We’re doing well considering the teams we’ve played like Port Vale away. Everyone knows it’s a massive pitch so it was always going to be a tough place to go. Oldham is never easy but we got six points and Morecambe have had a good start to the season.

“We felt like we should have taken three points from that last one but we can’t complain. To say that we’re disappointed after not getting nine points after the recent form it's massive. I hope this continues.”

Beestin thinks that his own game has improved as he becomes even fitter. Discussing his new central midfield partnership with Lewis Spence, he added: “Lewis is class, he’s a big character in the changing room and a new lad but it’s like he’s been here for ages.

“He speaks to me and helps me through the game and has a lot of experience in the Scottish Premiership, so he’s a good player to have.

“Working together we’ve only conceded one goal. The defence has helped with that but we’re two players who work hard for the team."

Beestin looked ahead to Tuesday’s home match against Bolton Wanderers, saying: “Everyone’s buzzing now after the start to the season and, following the COVID-19 situation, we’re happy to have everyone back.

“Bolton’s a massive club. We know it’s going to be a tough game but with the run we’re having, we can get something out of the game.

“Eoin Doyle was the top goalscorer in the league last year (for Swindon) so it's going to be a tough game but we’ve got players that can cause damage. We just have to try to keep on top of that.”

Beestin concluded: “We still don’t know the team; anyone can come in yet. Everyone’s going to have their chance, you’ve just got to take it.

“With games coming thick and fast everyone’s going to be needed. The players have to be ready."

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