Midfielder Beautyman going for goals after making Cobblers switch
New signing Harry Beautyman is desperate to get back on the goal trail for the Cobblers.
The 24-year-old midfielder signed on at Sixfields for an undisclosed fee this week, following a 20-month spell at Peterborough United.
Beautyman joined Posh with the reputation of being a free-scoring midfielder, having enjoyed very productive goal spells at his previous clubs Sutton United and Welling.
Once at London Road though, the goals dried up, with Beautyman only managing five goals in his 45 appearances in the blue and white.
The player believes there are many reasons for that being the case, but is confident he can rediscover his ruthless streak at Sixfields.
“It is about me trying to get back into the goals,” said the Londoner, who has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Northampton.
“I had a couple of spells at Peterborough where I got a couple of goals, and then things changed which was frustrating.
“I would get another couple and things would change again, and that was frustrating.
“I did get a lot of chances too, and created a lot of chances in terms of scoring, but for whatever reason, whether the keeper pulled off a good save or whatever, the ball didn’t go in.
“It is about getting into the flow of things again when it comes to scoring.
“I want to get as many goals as I can for the club, but the main thing is that the club does well.”
One reason why Beautyman may not have been as prolific as he would have liked at London Road is that he was at times utilised in a deeper role than he had previously been used to.
The reason for that was that he is seen as a versatile player, and Beautyman says he will be happy to play wherever Rob Page asks him to.
“I am not a massive fan of playing the sitting midfield role, but I don’t mind doing it,” he said.
“I don’t mind playing on the wings, in the middle, or further forward, and I like to think I am quite versatile and can play any of the roles.
“So wherever I am called upon to play I will be happy, and I will try and put the best shift in as is possible.”