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Simons: “We will do whatever we can to nick a goal and get a victory.”

Posted: Wed 15 Mar 2017

Rai Simons was one of four changes for the Spireites as they played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Peterborough on Tuesday night at the Proact.

Five goals in the opening half an hour left Gary Caldwell’s side trailing 2-3, but the hosts battled back to level the scores and only narrowly miss out on the win. 

“It was a grind to be honest,” Simons admitted. “We have just got to keep fighting hard and hopefully can go on an unbeaten run and turn draws into victories. 

“We just put a team out that we thought could get a result but unfortunately we ended up with a draw and not a victory.”

Looking to end their goal scoring troubles, the Spireites reverted to a 4-3-3 formation with Osman Kakay, Jon Nolan and Dan Jones all coming into the side alongside Simons. 

The change of formation sparked an instant return with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake netting as early as the fourth minute, however an equally attacking Posh side matched the Spireites with every goal.   

“We need to start winning games at the end of the day so we will do whatever we can to nick a goal and get a victory, that is all we need.

“We just need to find a bit of quality; create something, score a scrappy goal, pounce on a mistake, just anything to score goals, and if they score, then score more than them.”

Having fought his way back into the starting 11, the 21-year-old explained what he needs to do to retain his spot.  

“I will just keep performing,” the forward stated. “Just do what the manager asks of me; track runners and create and score goals.”