Tommy Wright was left to reflect on a defensive lapse at a set-piece which saw Chesterfield’s hopes of retaining the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy come to an end on Tuesday night.
An 83rd minute goal from substitute Jordan Ball, who scored with a header following a corner, gave the hosts victory.
Wright was pleased with his side’s overall performance against their League One opponents. He said: “I’m disappointed because we played well and defended well. Our shape was good, along with our organisation.
“We had one or two chances on the counter-attack but if you switch off for a second, you pay the price for it. Chris Atkinson was told as soon as he (Ball) came on it was his man but he just went to sleep. You’ve got to be disciplined and you’ve got to be alive at set-plays.
“I thought we had one or two really good chances. It’s disappointing after what happened last year but we’ve got to deal with it and kick on.”
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