Right-back reflects on win over Plymouth and reveals support for caretaker-boss.Defender Lee Beevers has pledged his support for caretaker-boss Adam Murray following today’s stunning 1-0 success over Plymouth Argyle.
Our team ended a nine-match winless run courtesy of a nonchalant chip by Vadaine Oliver on the stroke of half-time, which was followed up by some strong, sturdy and resolute defending in the second half.
It was the perfect tonic for our players, who met at One Call Stadium with caretaker-boss Adam Murray this morning to discuss yesterday’s news that Paul Cox had left the club after three-and-a-half years as manager.
“Any win is enjoyable, but especially this one with the run that we’ve been on, having not won in nine,” said the right-back.
“[The last 24 hours] have been strange really. On Friday evening until half past five, you’re preparing for the game the next day, doing what the manager told you to do in training that day, then suddenly it’s all changed and there’s somebody else coming in.
“We came in a little bit earlier this morning [so caretaker manager Adam Murray] could try and get things across and how he wanted us to play, and I think it came across well.”
He continued: “I think he [Murray] has what it takes [to be manager permanently]. He’s doing all the right things, his enthusiasm on the training ground, day in, day out, is fantastic.
“He’s been taking his badges and things and become an FA mentor, so he’s doing everything in the right and if he gets the job permanently, the boys will be right behind him.”
Asked about the change in our style of play for today’s game, he said: “It’s something as footballers that we work on in training, passing the ball and everything, and it’s just a case of getting the confidence to bring that forward to a game situation.
“That’ll hopefully get better with the more that we practice it in training and it’ll come to the front in games.”
Looking ahead to Tuesday’s game at Concord Rangers in the FA Cup, Beevers is expecting a difficult challenge and one which will undoubtedly be a big night in the history of the non-league outfit, who are in the competition proper for the first time.
He added: “It’ll be a great occasion for them – taking us to a replay, their home ground and everything.
“We’re well aware of what’s going to happen. We came up against them last week and we know how they play, so we’ve just got to try and come out on top against it.”