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Hird Hails Style of Football

26 August 2013

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Spireites defender, Sam Hird, feels well suited to Chesterfield's current style of play and believes it will frustrate opponents throughout the season.

Speaking to Spireites Player after Saturday's victory over Southend United, Hird said: “We’re keeping a lot of the ball and it’s giving us time to get set defensively and use our heads more defensively, which suits me a lot better.

“Teams are going to get frustrated against us and when they get the ball they’re going to start lumping it into the box and putting us under pressure.”

Despite the strong start to the season, the defender believes that fans will need to remain patient with the side. “Sometimes it might look like we’re not penetrating teams but there’s a method to what we’re trying to do," he explained.

“People have got to be patient because of the way the manager wants us to play, it’s about moving the ball and trying to open teams up," added the 25-year-old.

Chesterfield left it late on Saturday, scoring a 95th minute winner to see off the challenge of the Shrimpers. Speaking about Armand Gnanduillet's late goal, Hird Said: “It shows the character and desire that we’ve got in the dressing room to come away with three points when we’ve not played as well as we can do.

“We’ve shown that we’ve got good fitness levels and if we stay in the game until the last 10/15 minutes, we’ve always got a chance of winning."

To watch the full interview, log on to Spireites Player.

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