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Beestin: Hopefully we can put in a big performance

25 November 2021

Midfielder Alfie Beestin provided his reaction to iFollow Iron after United’s 1-1 League Two draw with play-off contenders Leyton Orient.

Beestin began by speaking about his take on the game: “They’ve been flying lately and they’re unbeaten in ten, so when you look at it like that then it’s a big point for us especially after bouncing back from a difficult result on Saturday. A point was a fair result, and we should be pleased with it.” 

On the team’s performance he continued: “It was a very hard-working performance; I don’t think we were the best on the ball but I think the effort was there and I think the fans will appreciate us putting in the effort. We can definitely improve on the ball and that’s what we’re looking to do in training and hopefully we can put in better performances, but when the effort is there you can’t really complain.” 

After going a goal down, Beestin also reflected on the character of the team, adding: “Whenever you go from a goal behind sometimes your heads drop, but we didn’t do that today and we got the goal in the end and didn’t look like settling for a point. We tried going for it ourselves and I’m pleased we got back into it.”  

He continued to speak about the importance of the point following the loss at the weekend, saying: “It was a difficult day, and we weren’t at our best, but obviously to come back here on Tuesday and get a result shows the character of the boys we’ve got. Hopefully on Saturday we can get another positive result.”  

Beestin went on to discuss his place in the starting line-up, and said: “Whenever a manager comes in you just have to show what you have when you have the chance; I feel I did that on Saturday and I was rewarded today with a start. I felt like I worked hard. I could have been better on the ball, but I felt my effort was there.” 

Looking towards Saturday at home to Bradford City, he said: “Every game is a big game, but especially with Bradford as my local team, so hopefully we can put in a big performance.” 

See much more from Alfie Beestin and Keith Hill on iFollow Iron.

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