Joyce backing for Beattie

Captain Luke Joyce expects his friend James Beattie's studious approach to management will eventually reap rewards at Accrington.

Last Updated: 27/08/13 at 12:06

Luke Joyce: Backs his boss

Luke Joyce: Backs his boss

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Beattie was part of the Stanley playing squad last season prior to being handed his first job as a boss and he has endured something of a baptism of fire with the team still searching for their first League Two win.

However, on the back of a Capital One Cup away victory at Middlesbrough, Joyce has been impressed with Beattie's move to the touchline and thinks it is just a matter of time before results on the pitch improve.

"He was a player last season and I knew him as a friend, colleague and a team-mate and obviously he's stepped up to the manager's job and he's been really great," midfielder Joyce said.

"I look forward to going in. There's a good buzz around the place, everyone's smiling and he's made it a really good atmosphere and a really good environment to train day in, day out along with assistant manager Paul Stephenson and first-team coach Paul Lodge. It's been fantastic.

"He's not gone in 100 per cent; he's not gone in full throttle. He's not taken every training session and obviously Paul Stephenson and Paul Lodge are experienced coaches.

"They've been in the game a long time so they're taking a lot of the sessions and the gaffer's looking over it, he's adding his bits, he's putting his team talks in, his bits of information in before games, after games, and during training sessions.

"I think he's made a really good transition."

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