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Ollie Banks: "It Was Worth a Go"

14 August 2014

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Speaking after the 5-3 loss to Huddersfield Town in the Capital One Cup first round, Ollie Banks spoke about his return from injury and that wonderful goal.

The midfielder scored from a seemingly impossible distance to give the Spireites a 2-0 lead going into half-time.

"It was my first touch of the ball and when Sammy got it, I saw the keeper off the line before the ball even came to me, so I thought it was worth a go and luckily it went in."

The attacking midfielder was playing his first game for Chesterfield since his injury in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley earlier this year and Banks said he feels he is getting towards match fitness again.

He said "I don't think I am far off, obviously match fitness is a bit different to running on the training ground. Friday, Monday I trained and then the game today. It is obviously a bit surprising but I am delighted to get the chance."

Speaking about the game, Banks described the shock in the dressing room after the Terriers' fight back.

Banks said:"We were so comfortable at 3-1, which I thought would finish it. It all happened so quickly, but never mind we move on to the next game. We can't dwell on penalty decisions, that's gone. We now need to move onto Rochdale and get three points."

Looking ahead to the next fixture against Rochdale, Banks looked back to the meeting with the Dale in last season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy for encouragement.

He said:"The Johnstone's Paint Trophy was good to me up until the Final and it will be great to play against them again. Team spirit is high and we have a great set of lads in the dressing room, I am sure we will be fine this season."

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