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Talbot: "I'll Bleed For Chesterfield"

21 February 2013

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Drew Talbot revealed that he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of team-mate Danny Whitaker and reach the 500 mark.

Whitaker notched up the milestone with his appearance at Rotherham, a target Talbot is looking to reach himself.

Talbot has some way to go to catch Whitaker, with 277 appearances to date, but at 26, time is certainly on his side.

Speaking to Spireites Player, he said: "He [Danny Whitaker] told me before the [Rotherham] game and I said I wasn't too far behind him.

"That's my aim. I've had a couple of really poor years with injuries but I've managed to get a bit of consistency. If I get to 500 games, i'll be over the moon.

"I think I played about 60 games last year. I've missed something like five games in the last few years now.

"Sadly I broke my toe this year which has been a bit painful but i'll bleed for Chesterfield, i'll play on. I tried to play through it, but was advised not to so I had to have a few weeks rest and thankfully it's holding up now."

The versatile defender went on to reveal his disappointment with the club's current league position.

Talbot believes that Chesterfield are one of, if not the, best team in the league but they haven't found the consistency required to get to the top.

"We believe we're the best team in this league, but the table doesn't lie," Talbot added.

"The most consistent teams are up there because they grind the results out. Sometimes it's no good playing nice football and not winning games.

"I'd take 10 scrappy 1-0 wins and play terrible, that's the way you have got to look at it.

"It's a tough league, there's a lot of teams in this division that are going to fancy there chances [of promotion] because it's that close this season.

"But we still believe that we are in with a shout. It's a bit of a cliche saying everyone can beat everyone, but that is the case this year.

"There's some teams up there that we have beaten comfortably and you shake your head to think how are they up there?

"But like I said, it's consistency and fair play to them."

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