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Jordan Will Score 20

22 August 2012

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Chesterfield striker Jack Lester has heaped praise on youngster Jordan Bowery and insisted that he will score 20 goals in League Two this season, despite being yet to get off the mark in the 2012/13 campaign.

The pacy 21-year-old striker has started both league games so far this season alongside strike-partner Marc Richards, but in spite of making a nuisance of himself at Kingsmeadow and against Rochdale, he has endured tough luck in front of goal so far.

But 36-year-old talisman Lester, who stepped off the bench to rescue a point against John Coleman's side last night, believes the Nottingham-born frontman is looking sharp.

"Jordan is looking very sharp, if he carries on like that he will be getting 20," Lester said after Tuesday's game.

"It's just bad luck, but it is also good defending as well. The keeper has come out and he has got it over him, he's hit the target with all of his chances and it is good defending. Sometimes you have just got to give them a bit of credit, and Jordan has just got to keep going."

Bowery was desperately unlucky not to open his account for the season against the Dale and it seemed as though 18-year-old on loan Blackburn defender Ryan Edwards had a personal vendetta against the Spireites forward as he thwarted him on three separate occasions inside the six-yard box when goalkeeper Josh Lillis was well-beaten.

But he could do nothing to stop Lester, as he darted across the front post to glance home a deserved equaliser deep into stoppage time to prevent the visitors from snatching all three points.

And the super sub, who has scored in both his appearances off the bench at the Proact Stadium this season, thought his side were unfortunate not to win both games so far this season.

"It was a tough game. I thought we maybe should have taken the lead in the opening half an hour, we played really well," added Jack.

"As on Saturday, I thought we could have gone a couple of goals up in the first-half. But being at home in the last 10 minutes we chucked everything at it and they came under a bit of pressure and we managed to nick one, and we could have got another.

"I think it was important tonight because we played really well on Saturday, not so well in the second-half but  at times in the first-half we were excellent. I know it is frustrating for the fans but you have to take pluses out of the game and I thought it was a very good performance and with a little bit of luck, we would have gone 2-0 up.

"In that heat, before the game i was thinking it's not a good day to be chasing a game. If we'd gone 1-0 up i think we'd have gone on to win comfortably but hopefully we can learn from that."

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