Beevers feels the noise

EVEN though the attendance for Tuesday night's Carling Cup defeat to Leyton Orient was only a little over 3,300, Colchester United's new recruit Lee Beevers was impressed with the noise generated by the U's faithful.

Carl Marston

EVEN though the attendance for Tuesday night's Carling Cup defeat to Leyton Orient was only a little over 3,300, Colchester United's new recruit Lee Beevers was impressed with the noise generated by the U's faithful.

In particular, Beevers was referring to the vocal backing in the South Stand, which this season has been given over to U's supporters - last season, it was where the away fans were accommodated.

There wasn't too much to cheer about, with the U's soundly beaten, despite a last minute consolation goal from Simon Hackney in a 2-1 reverse. But Paul Lambert's men enjoyed playing towards the South Stand in the second half, with the fans' chants accompanied by a drummer - this will be a regular feature of this season.


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“There was a lot of noise behind the goal. It really echoed, and it travelled down the ground,” remarked Beevers,

“Now it's up to us to make this an unpleasant place for other teams to visit. I know that the club didn't have a very good record here last season, but we want to change that.

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“We want to make sure there is no repeat this season, and we'll be looking to rectify it this Saturday,” added the U's full-back.

United entertain Yeovil Town in their first home league fixture of the campaign. The Glovers were beaten 4-0 at home by Norwich in the Carling Cup, just three days after the U's had thumped the Canaries 7-1 at Carrow Road.

So the U's will start as favourites, even though their overall record at the Weston Homes Community Stadium stands at just seven wins from 25 fixtures.

“We were on such a high after the Norwich game,” insisted Beevers, who was signed from Lincoln City over the summer.

“That was such a remarkable game to make my debut. It was surreal. In fact, it almost felt like it wasn't really happening. But I don't want to harp on about that game.

“We were very disappointed (on Tuesday night), and I was very disappointed with my own performance in not stopping the cross for Leyton Orient's first goal.

“We just never got going. We started badly, but then we did have nearly 90 minutes to respond,” added Beevers.

Having impressed at right-back against Norwich, Beevers switched to left-back against the O's. The 25-year-old has also played regularly as a centre-half during his career.

He continued: “I'm just happy to be playing anywhere. I don't mind what position I play in.

“It's a step up for me, after playing in League Two for Lincoln (and Boston before that), but I'm enjoying the challenge and I think we have a good squad,” concluded Beevers.

Beevers came up through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town, but never made a senior appearance before his move to Boston in 2003.

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