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Forbes: 'Clean Sheet Is Always A Bonus'

23 September 2012

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Chesterfield defender Terrell Forbes revealed at full-time that he was delighted with the Spireites first clean sheet of the season, after Tommy Wright's side held Northampton Town to a goalless draw at Sixfields on Saturday afternoon.

Forbes has been a big influence in both penalty areas of late, popping up on Tuesday as he was the unlikely hero to bag a late winner in the 4-3 win against Accrington, but it was back to business at the usual end against Aidy Boothroyd's side and the former Queens Park Rangers man was delighted with his side's performance.

"It was good today," he told Spireites Player after the game.

"I think Trots [Neal Trotman] and Hirdy [Sam Hird] did really well today. It was a scrappy game, but a good clean sheet is always a bonus and it was a good point. Jack Lester had a little chance, he used his experience to shift his body and hit the bar. We could have nicked it in the end as well, Tendayi played the ball to Westy [Craig Westcarr] and he was just offside. 

"You learn from these games, Northampton is a hard place to come and we've just got to move on to Torquay."

The caretaker manager was disappointed with his side against Accrington Stanley, in spite of clinching all three points, after they conceded three goals in the home win against Paul Cook's side. The Cobblers had also been in imperious form on home soil so far this season, suffering just one defeat against Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers, but after making it six games unbeaten under the Scotsman, Forbes revealed he is pleased with how things have gone in September.

"The spirit is really good," the 31-year-old added.

"Tommy [Wright], Norm [Mark Crossley], Shinner [Shane Nicholson], Jam [Jamie Hewitt], everyone is doing a good job. It's always good when the back-four is the same, you get in a routine and that is good at the moment.

"Torquay will be lively, they're like whippets. They won't stop running. But every game is different and we've got enough to deal with them."

Forbes has been exiled as a makeshift right-back after his move to the Proact Stadium this summer, after having been largely employed in the centre of defence throughout a career which has seen him represent QPR, Grimsby Town, Oldham Athletic, Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient. The Southwark-born veteran had scored just three times in over 430 games before Tuesday night and he couldn't hide his delight when he was quizzed about it after yesterday's game.

"It doesn't normally happen in my world, scoring goals," he said with a beaming smile.

"I think i've scored about four in 450 games, it was unbelievable. Funnily enough, every game my Mum asks, 'Are you going to score today? Make sure you score a goal for me.' And I end up scoring a goal. 

"It was just lucky, it just dropped to me and I hit it instinctively. It was really nice, I enjoyed it."

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