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Ryan Disappointed with Draw

7 April 2014

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Spireites midfielder Jimmy Ryan was disappointed to concede a late equaliser at home to Newport County AFC on Saturday afternoon.

Chesterfield took the lead through Ryan four minutes into the second half but were pegged back with just eight minutes of the game to play when a Max Porter strike found the bottom corner of Tommy Lee's goal.

Speaking to Spireites Player after the match, Ryan said: “They’ve had one shot, it’s gone through bodies and it’s slotted into the bottom corner, you can say it’s a good finish but it’s unlucky for us.

“We’re obviously disappointed because we were a goal ahead and I don’t think we played our best. It’s a game that we really wanted to win but we’ve just got to move onto Saturday now and win there so this one gets put behind us.

The Liverpudlian's goal came after a well-worked corner routine was smartly finished off by Ryan who lifted the ball over Ian McLoughlin from outside the Exiles area.

When asked whether his chipped effort was a cross or a shot on goal, Ryan replied: “To be honest it’s a bit of both, I’ve just tried to hang it up at the back stick because I knew the ‘keeper was at the front post and luckily it’s gone in.

“We’ve been working on the movement in training, there was a player there so Kearns has had to fire it in and I’ve had to take a touch. If it’s not going in then Gary [Roberts] heads it so either way I think it’s ending up in the goal so I’m happy with it.”

Chesterfield travel to County Durham on Saturday to take on Hartlepool United and the 25-year-old acknowledged the importance of this weekend's fixture.

He said: “We’ve just got to go into the next game now and get points on the board. It’s in our own hands, if we win our own games then we’re promoted and that’s the main thing.”

“We’ve got to go out there, give a performance and get a win – that’s the most important thing at this stage of the season. We’ve just got to get three points.”

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

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