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Beale's Insight: Backroom team

MICHAEL Beale has confirmed he has built his backroom team so that the coaches have the necessary skillset to work across particular units of the pitch.

Following the arrival of Damian Matthew who joins Neil Banfield as assistant coach, Beale explained: “I like to use specific coaches to work closely with individual players and units in the team. 

“I believe strongly that it is a management team that will all work together for the success and progression of the players, team and club as a whole. 

“I am looking forward to bringing that together with Gavin Ward for goalkeepers, Neil for defenders, Damian for midfielders and the forwards working specifically with me. 

“This is in addition to Chris Ramsey working closely alongside the staff and across the academy age groups. 

“I feel we have a unique staff in regards to the years gained across elite football clubs and all areas of football. 

“I strongly believe that football is about relationships and the feelings that come from that, between staff, players, fans and the club, and that will be at the forefront of our daily work. 

“We want to really invest time in our players and staff to enable them to fulfil their maximum potential, individually and collectively.”

Beale hasn’t ruled out making further staff additions in the future.

“It’s possible we may look even closer at specific areas of coaching and that may include bringing other staff to help the club progress,” he said. 

“The club already has an excellent staff in place across all the key departments and I’m looking forward to working with the senior staff and also sharing some ideas via Chris to the academy age groups.”

With the players returning today (Wednesday) for testing ahead of their first training session on Thursday, Beale is already excited about the future.

“The move to Heston and everyone being on one site was a big influencer in me coming to the club and I believe this is a huge opportunity for us to become even closer over the coming months and sharing a strong one-club philosophy for players and staff to develop," he said. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and getting down to work.”

I feel we have a unique staff in regards to the years gained across elite football clubs.

Michael Beale