Chesterfield forward Craig Westcarr believes that the team spirit within the Spireites squad is still high and that the team are fighting for each other, following a tumultuous week at the Proact Stadium. Tommy Wright's side picked up a well-deserved point against table-topping Gillingham, with the former Notts County man opening the scoring for the visitors with a delicious volley.
Danny Kedwell squared things up for the hosts, before Westy harshly received his marching orders in injury time but in spite of having drawn their third successive game 1-1, the 27-year-old is confident that the side can start climbing the table if they can repeat their performance at Priestfield.
"Everyone looked up for it," Westcarr told the media post-match.
"Anyone can beat anyone in this league, I don't think there's a dominant force. We came here, everyone was buzzing and we played well. If we play like that every week then we'll fly up the table.
"Today it showed everyone was playing and fighting for each other."
Caretaker manager Tommy Wright made just two changes from the side that was held to another 1-1 draw by Rotherham last week, bringing in on-loan Huddersfield youngster Liam Ridehalgh for the injured Nathan Smith and replacing Jordan Bowery - who completed a deadline day move to Premier League Aston Villa - with Westcarr.
And he certainly repaid his new manager's faith, rifling in the opener from Terrell Forbes' sumptuous cross after just 13 minutes. He would later go from hero to villain though, after he was harshly dismissed by referee Mr. Patrick Miller for allegedly kicking the ball away when the flag was raised on the near side.
He will now miss Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Oldham, but Westcarr was pleased to give his side a solid start away from home.
"Yeah, it was a good ball from Terrell and Richo did well to move his man, and luckily enough for me it went in. It was nice and controlled and it was a good start for us," Westcarr added.
"If you analyse the game I think we had the better chances. On another day, they go in and we come away with three points. It's a good start for everyone at the club considering the week we had and we're happy.
"We probably should have got three points but we've come away with a point and some teams will come here and get beaten so it's not a bad result for us."
Craig's interview will be available in full on Spireites Player.