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Richardson Pleased with Draw

23 October 2013

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Assistant manager Leam Richardson was pleased with the draw against York City yesterday, but admitted that it was two points dropped.

A penalty from Armand Gnanduillet and a goal from substitute, Jay O’Shea helped the Spireites come back from a two goal deficit, but the number two believed ultimately the side should have won.

He said: “The final emotion is that you’ve got to be relatively pleased coming from two goals down, but on reflection I think they only had three attempts on goal. We’ve dominated from the first to the last minute and you do get a feeling that it is two points lost.

“It’s a little bit frustrating at times with the way teams are setting up. Burton and York both came without recognised strikers so it means we’ve got to pass and move it quicker.

“We still need to be disciplined in what we do but we are learning all the time and people know we are good and work very hard so teams come here fearing losing."

It was a first league start for Frenchman, Gnanduillet, and the former Accrington manager believed the striker played a key part in the game.

“I thought Armand had a couple of good chances and I thought we were in the ascendency all the while,” said Richardson, before adding: “We are firm believers that strikers should take penalties because they are the ones that get you goals and he was confident enough to step up to take the penalty. I had no doubt in my mind he was going to score.”

After making five changes to the starting line up, the 33-year-old emphasised Chesterfield's strength in depth but admits there is no hiding place for players.

“Every single player at this club deserves to play football. At the start of the season it was tough because people were keeping their places, but after Saturday, you could have changed all 11,” claimed the Assistant Manager. 

“When you’ve got that jersey and the fans come and support like they do, the players have to have pride to wear it because if you don’t, you’ll quickly have it taken off you.”

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

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