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Gardner: "We'll Come Good Again"

27 October 2014

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Chesterfield midfielder Dan Gardner made his first start of the season in the 1-0 loss at Walsall, and spoke to Spireites Player after the match.

Tom Bradshaw's neat second half strike proved to be the difference between the side at Banks's Stadium, with the Spireites drawing a blank despite creating openings.

For Gardner the pleasure of being back in the starting line-up was undermined by the disappointing result. 

He said: "I'm happy to he back in the side, but it counts for nothing when you get beaten. All the lads are gutted but we'll go again on Tuesday and hopefully put it right.

"I didn't get too many shooting opportunities, I thought I put a good few good balls into the box, but it wasn't to be." 

The Spireites took close to a thousand fans to the match, underlining the strength of the Spireites travelling support, and Gardner says that it's not gone unnoticed by the players.

He said: "We're annoyed- our travelling support has been class all season so we're gutted to give them a defeat. We've got a class bunch of lads, we'll come through it and come good again."

Gardner will be hoping to retain his place in the side for Tuesday's match with Swindon Town at the Proact, and the midfielder talked through his early season battle with injury and his first impressions of the higher division..

He said: "I had a good pre-season behind me but then it was found I had a double hernia so I had to get that sorted and that was a setback, but I'm back now and I've been coming on and showing glimpses so the gaffer's given me my chance and I enjoyed it today, apart from the defeat.

"You need time on the pitch to get your proper fitness, but hopefully that'll come.

"I think League 1 will be better for me to be honest. I think I'll get a bit more time and with better players so I'll just have to work hard and I'll be fine."

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