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Beestin: I just want to keep playing, and enjoying my football

26 January 2021

Midfielder Alfie Beestin has looked ahead to the home league encounter against Port Vale on Tuesday night (7pm kick-off) as he aims to build on Saturday’s resounding home win over local rivals Grimsby Town.

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After an excellent performance at the weekend, morale is naturally high in the Iron camp, and the players will be hoping to carry that into Tuesday night’s clash against the Valiants.

“Any win you’re going to be happy with, but for it being a derby win against Grimsby and winning 3-0 and a clean sheet, we couldn’t be happier,” he said, talking to iFollow Iron.

“You want to do this in every game, but to do it against Grimsby is massive. Hopefully we can take it into the next game and try and put in more good performances like that.”

Reflecting on the last derby encounter in December, which United lost 1-0, he said there was a massive improvement in performance.

He said: “We all knew we weren't good enough in December. We’ve proven we can go and win games, like Oldham and Port Vale away. We know we can do it and we’ve got it in us, but we need to keep showing that we’re a good team and we can’t keep having performances like we did at times in December.”

Looking to get the first double win over a team this season when the Valiants come to town, he said: “When we played Port Vale in the first game, I thought they were one of the best teams I’ve played this season. So to get another win would be massive, and they are only three points above us in the table. To be on the same points as them will be a good step forward."

United face a tough week as they are back in action on Friday away at Colchester United, and he said: “We all knew with the situation the league has been in there were going to be times where we would play three times in a week. We have got a big enough and good enough squad to rotate if we need to. We'll look to go and win these next two games and push on from there.”

He added: “Every game I just want to be playing as much as I can. It's 16 games in a row for me now, and it’s a massive achievement for me personally. I just want to keep playing, keep enjoying my football and hopefully get more wins.”

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