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Lee: "We'll Take a Clean Sheet"

26 August 2014

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Speaking after keeping a clean sheet in the Spireites' 0-0 draw at Fleetwood Town, Tommy Lee gave his reaction to the match.

The Chesterfield number one felt the ten men in front of him were only a well-taken chance away from grabbing a deserved three point haul.

He said: “I thought the lads defended really well and at the other end we had a lot of chances, especially in the first half, maybe we could have taken one or two of those but we’ll take a clean sheet away from home against a team who had a 100% record so far.”

After the interval, Lee made a good save to deny Fleetwood’s Gareth Evans, but the well-marshalled Chesterfield backline remained unworried for long stretches at Highbury Stadium. 

He said: “They had one chance which I think had it gone either side I would have struggled but luckily it was straight at me, other than that they didn’t really create much and that’s credit to the lads.”

New man Daniel Jones has improved the Spireites' left side and impressed again, with an added time cross of his coming back off the crossbar.

Lee said: “Jones put in some great balls today, Doyle always works hard up front and when Armand Gnanduillet came on he looked like a threat. All the lads put in a good shift today, Fleetwood can always be a difficult place to come and get a good result.”

Gnanduillet could have grabbed a late winner but was denied by the post after following up Ollie Banks' parried shot.

The 'keeper said: “I think we’re due a bit of luck, we could have done with a last minute winner but credit to Armand he came on and made some chances, he’s not had a lot of football recently but he did all he could do and their 'keeper made a good save to prevent him scoring.

“It’s still early days but we’ve got some very good players, I think we know that and the fans recognise it too with some good performances so far. There’s a long way to go but hopefully we can keep improving and progress even further and go in the right direction.”

For the first time this fledgling season, Chesterfield don’t have a Tuesday night game this week, leaving the players free to concentrate on Saturday’s clash away to Port Vale. 

Lee said: “The lads just want to play games and playing Tuesday nights means we have to pick our feet up on a Monday to get ready for the game but we’ll be preparing for Port Vale all this week and we’ll go there on Saturday full of confidence.”

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