Beattie bullish despite defeat
James Beattie is sure he can rescue Accrington from their "serious" predicament after a 2-1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.
A 2-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge on Friday night was an eighth loss in 10 League Two matches this season, leaving Beattie's boys rooted to the bottom of the table.
Quickfire goals from Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy either side of the hour mark did the damage before substitute James Gray netted a consolation goal for the hosts in the first minute of injury time.
"I am bitterly disappointed and it was kamikaze defending but we have got to remain positive," said Beattie, who is in his first managerial role.
"It is serious but I still believe we can win two or three on the spin and then we are talking about a different scenario. I still believe we can turn it around
"We have got to learn lessons quicker and we are all disappointed. Losing is a bad habit to have and winning is the best, and I believe we can get into a winning habit."