Date: 9th November 2015 at 2:55pm
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Assistant manager Chris Beech has given his thoughts following the victory over Swindon Town in the first round of the FA Cup at the weekend.

Taking over press duties from Keith Hill on this occasion, Beech told the Official Site and the assembled press that obviously the three one victory was a good way to start a busy week at Spotland.

‘We`ve got a big week this week and we`ve started the week off great. We`ve played against a newly managed team in today`s opponents. We were doing exactly what we wanted, even although in the first 15 or 20 minutes they probably had possession. It was centre-half to centre-half without any entries into our box, though, and on the turnover we did, so we were quite happy with that.’

Beech went on to say that he didn’t feel the fans had understood what they were trying to do in the game because it was different to the normal approach in style.

‘I don`t think the fans quite got what we were trying to achieve, which was to ultimately win the game. The fans have been used to this fast flowing, free-flowing, high energy game – the lads did do that but it has to start from a start point and if you go gung-ho you can get too wide and get spread out. Swindon are good enough to pass straight through you so we had to be careful of that. Overall, we`re really pleased that we got through the tie.’

With Nathaniel Mendez-Laing grabbing himself a hattrick in the match, Beech was obviously delighted with his contribution on the day.

‘He`s training harder and he has been committed to the programme that we gave him when we met him. I`m really pleased for him because he deserved it. He played really well – he`s a threat and a running threat, and what has been good about him in the last couple of weeks is that he is prepared to get back and help out as well. He`s got a good mixture in his game at the moment and he`s backed it up with goals. Overall, he deserves his Man of the Match.’

It wasn’t all good news though with Callum Camps being stretchered off with a leg injury late on in the second half, and at the time of speaking all Beech could explain was.

‘Callum is on crutches as a precaution and he is going to go to hospital to get it x-rayed. We don’t think anything is broken but, of course, ligaments can be worse than a broken leg. We`ll know more in the next 24 to 48 hours.’

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