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Tommy On Doncaster Clash

8 October 2012

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Tommy Wright is expecting a tough evening when he takes his side to Doncaster Rovers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round on Tuesday night.

The Spireites travel to the Keepmoat on the back of a 1-0 win at Aldershot with an injury-struck team at the weekend, whilst the hosts currently sit 10th in League One after a win over Shrewsbury by the same margin.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Spireites caretaker-manager certainly knows the value of the competition having lifted the trophy last year.

"After that great day at Wembley last season I'd be mad not too [take the competition seriously].

"But obviously we're a bit thin on the ground with bodies which obviously we wish we wern't but we are so we'll just get on with it.

"We've had a good result, we're very positive in the camp even though it was a bit doom and gloom after Morecambe, we bounced back and that's important when you lose a game to bounce back immediately and we did that."

"I know quite a lot about them [Doncaster Rovers], I know there players, we've had them watched a couple of times.

"Their first eleven are good, I think he's [Dean Saunders] a bit thin on the ground same as us with injuires and that, but his starting eleven are a good side and it'll be a tough game.

Wright reserved special praise for Craig Clay for his performance in the win at Aldershot, the 20-year-old came on for Mark Allott who limped off with a hamstring problem mid-way through the first half.

"I thought he [Craig Clay] got us playing actually, we were a bit too one dimensional before he came on, too many long balls to Craig up front on his own.

"But Clayey came on and got us playing. He linked up with Chris Atkinson in the middle and Togs [Sam Togwell] and we played a lot better.

"As the game progressed he got better and he should be ready for tomorrow and it should have given him a lot of confidence as well."

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