James Beattie sends Twitter message to Leeds fans after Ipswich draw
By Will Butcher
James Beattie has reiterated that Leeds coaching staff are doing everything within their power to achieve the Yorkshire giants’ goals this season.
Leeds’ shaky Championship form continued on Saturday, as their 1-1 draw against Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town continued a run that has seen them win just once in four games.
Beattie, who is now Leeds’ first-team coach, revealed on his personal Twitter account that he and the rest of the coaching staff are “working to the maximum everyday”.
— James Beattie (@1jamesbeattie) February 19, 2017
The home side took the lead through versatile forward Freddie Sears with just nine minutes on the clock, as Ipswich threatened to steal all three points.
However, manager Garry Monk’s decision to play Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas paid off, as the winger slotted home an equaliser at the back post to earn a point.
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Beattie watched from the dugout against the Tractor Boys and is adamant that Leeds can still achieve their aims this season, as they remain in the playoffs.
However, former England ace Beattie must work with Monk and assistant manager Pep Clotet to find a way of kick starting their side’s form if they are to remain in the top six come May.
Beattie, 38, joined Leeds in the summer along with Monk and Clotet after the trio worked together at Premier League outfit Swansea.