Beeley hails middle men

Fleetwood Town's Shaun Beeley battles for the ball with Blackpool's Lomana LuaLua (right) during the FA Cup, Third Round match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 7, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Fleetwood. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Fleetwood Town's Shaun Beeley battles for the ball with Blackpool's Lomana LuaLua (right) during the FA Cup, Third Round match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 7, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Fleetwood. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
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Fleetwood Town defender Shaun Beeley says transfer window signings Lee Fowler and Danny Rose have made a huge impact at Highbury.

Right-back Beeley was named man of the match in Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Tamworth but was quick to praise the new midfield pairing.

Beeley said: “They are both brilliant ball players and they have brought real quality to the side.

“They have fantastic ability to pick out a pass. You know when that long ball is coming over it is coming to your feet, and that is precisely what you want.”

“Players with that ability are fantastic to have. Along with some of the lads who were already here, like Jamie McGuire, we have some real quality in the middle of the park.”

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Beeley is enjoying the freedom he has to take up a more attacking role in manager Micky Mellon’s system.

The 23-year-old added: “If the full-backs can push up, it gives us more width and attacking options, and that is something we all want to do.”

Beeley added that the efforts of Town’s ground staff to ensure that Saturday’s game beat the weekend freeze – on a day when the rest of the Conference programme and many Football League fixtures were wiped out – was evidence of the professionalism of the Highbury set-up.

He said: “They have done a superb job. It just shows how far the club has come that they were able to get the pitch playable. Since I have been here, things have really come on.”

Town could not reward their efforts with a sixth successive league win and Beeley said: “We had more than enough chances to win but we’ve just got to kick on and win the games we have to.

“Things like this happen. Tamworth parked the bus well and we missed some easy chances.

“What matters now is that we stay strong and stay together.”