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Richardson Praises Accrington

8 September 2013

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Chesterfield assistant manager, Leam Richardson, believes the Lancashire side deserve credit for Saturday's performance against the Spireites.

The former Stanley manger felt that that the visiting side provided a tough challenge for undefeated Chesterfield, who sealed the victory through a solitary Tendayi Darikwa goal just after half time.

In an interview with Spireites Player, Richardson said: “You’ve got to give respect to Accrington, they came here to do a job as I think many teams will do this season.

“We’re top of the league for a reason, we’ve put some good performances in and we just need some more of the same.”

The 33-year-old spoke about the winning goal and claimed that it was not luck that the ball fell to Darikwa in a great position. “Marc did really well, then Tendayi followed up, expecting things to happen and when you do that and go in the box as a forward thinking player, you’ll always get your rewards," he explained.

Having won five of their opening six games, Chesterfield are currently top of the League 2 table but will face the teams in second and third place over the next two weeks.

Richardson spoke about the challenge of AFC Wimbledon. He said: “Wimbledon were down there last year, they’re certainly not down there this year. They’re playing some good football, they’ve added to their squad very well.

“League 2’s tough, they’ve got some good players, some good managers. There’s no games you can take for granted.”

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

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