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Randall: We Deserved To Win

2 April 2013

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Man of the Match Mark Randall was left disappointed after Chesterfield conceded an 85th minute leveller in their 2-2 draw with Port Vale.

The 23-year-old midfielder was at the heart of most Spireite attacks, elegantly spraying the ball around the park all afternoon; however he was left disheartened by the late Tom Pope goal. 

Speaking to Spireites Player after the game, he said: “I think we played really well today as a team and to me it feels like we lost with a goal that late on.

“I thought we held our own quite well up until the goal. Even then I thought we were playing well and I thought we deserved to win.

“We haven’t really done it this season. When we go behind, we struggle to win and we knew if we get our heads down and play the way we can then we can get back into it.”

Randall, who is out of contract at the end of the season, was happy with his own performance but still sees room for improvement.

“I thought I did alright but I can still play better than that, I think. This game has gone now. We’ve got a game next week, we’ll get back into training and concentrate on the way we played today and do it again Saturday.

“I think I need to improve my concentration towards the end of a game but I'll get my head down and work hard on what I need to work hard on.

“Maybe I try too many Hollywood passes but today I didn’t. I kept my game simple and when I needed to hit the long ball, I did it.”

The club sit six points off the play-off places with five games remaining and Randall is still confident that the club can achieve their goal.

“Every game is winnable and I think we can do it. Obviously games like today we’ve got to try and see out but we can learn from the late goal and be stronger later on in the match.

“We’ve got to win all our games before anything. We’re not thinking about it at the moment, we’re just thinking about the next game that comes and if we win it’s better for us.”

Watch the full interview on Spireites Player.

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