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Winger Remains Upbeat

14 April 2013

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Tendayi Darikwa remained upbeat about Chesterfield’s play-off aspirations, despite only drawing with Bradford City.


The 21-year-old winger scored Chesterfield’s first equaliser in their 2-2 draw with the Bantams after Nahki Wells had put Bradford ahead in the first half.

The draw means the Spireites remain four points off the play-off spots with three games left, but Darikwa is confident the club can push on and sneak into seventh position.

, he said: “We are still in there with a chance. It’s only four points, and they’ve (Bradford) got some tough games as well. Spireites PlayerSpeaking to 

“Our aim is to get in the play-offs. If we’ve got three games then we are gunning for nine points. We can’t give up now - we are in touching distance. We believe that if we win our remaining games then we’ll be in there.”

The result leaves the Spireites four points off the play-off places and Darikwa was frustrated they failed to win.

He said: “We’re disappointed we didn’t get the three points. That was the main objective today, to come out and get the win, but we got the goal right at the death which still keeps us in there with a chance.

“It was disappointing to concede the goal just before half-time, but like we did against Port Vale, we kept playing our game and got the goals.”

Darikwa’s goal was his fifth of the campaign, and he is just happy to be pitching in.

He added: “It’s always nice to score or be part of a goal, whether it be scoring or as an assist. As a winger it’s my job and I’m happy I’m contributing to the team in some way.”

The attendance of 7,920 was the highest of the season and Darikwa was full of praise for the Spireites faithful.

He said: “The fans were excellent from the first whistle to the last. They can be a credit to themselves because they kept us going, right until the last minute.”

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