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Evatt Pleased with Result

6 February 2014

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Spireites captain Ian Evatt was pleased with Chesterfield's 3-1 win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night but knows that there is a long way to go.

Echoing the manager's post match comments, the veteran centre-half played down the midweek result. He said: “The boys have done tremendously well but we’re only half-way there, I know it’s a cliché. We’re half-way there and it would be nice to get to Wembley.

“To come away to Fleetwood who are one of the form teams in our league and win 3-1 is a fantastic result so we’re pleased.”

The club captain gave the Spireites the lead after just 20 minutes, scoring his first goal for Chesterfield since December 2004. When asked if he made clean contact with the ball, Evatt replied: “If you watch it, it’s a great side-foot finish – as cool as you like.

"It was difficult conditions which are hard to defend. I just got the flight and managed to get something on it and knock it past the goalie. The staff have been on at me about getting into the goals and it’s nice to get one here because I was getting a bit of stick off their fans.”

Sam Morsy scored his second goal in as many games against Fleetwood Town and the former Blackpool star is pleased that Morsy's hard work is paying off. “He practices his shooting every day in training so it’s nice to see it bear fruit in a game. He scored a good goal on Saturday and again tonight," explained Evatt.

Jimmy Ryan also netted on the night, completing the goalscoring set for the midfield duo. The captain said: “The boys are very good players, so it’s about time that we started spreading the goals around. I think we’ve got goals in the team so it’s nice for the midfield to get on the scoresheet.”

As Chesterfield approach the 2013/14 run-in, the 32-year-old believes everyone in the squad will be required if Chesterfield are to maintain their strong run of form. He explained: We’re in a good vein of form at the moment, everyone can see that. The boys are full of confidence, we’ve got an amazing squad.

“There’s boys tonight that haven’t even got on the pitch: Jay O’Shea, Armand (Gnanduillet) – very good players and it’s harsh for them but we’ve got to stick together as a group. We’re going to need everyone.” 

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

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