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Beattie praises Stanley spirit

Accrington boss James Beattie was delighted with the point earned following a 0-0 draw at Dagenham.

Stanley have now lost just one of their last six after some resolute defending kept out the Daggers in a goalless draw.

The result keeps a six-point gap between Beattie's men and the drop zone with seven games left to play and the former striker is happy with the atmosphere in his camp.

"I'm not going to complain about securing a point at a place like this," he said.

"We had to dig in at times but overall I think a draw was probably a fair result.

"We had chances to score, particularly in the first half, but the defenders had to come to the fore in the second period.

"We've stood up strong to the task and I'm delighted for all the players.

"It's a tough trip coming down here for a midweek game but we travel home with smiles on our faces and we'll look forward to the weekend now.

"I keep saying it but there is a tremendous spirit amongst the players. I can see that every day in training and it was evident on numerous occasions.

"The lads deserve credit for the way they've stuck at it in recent games. I'm delighted with this little run we've put together."