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Lee: “We Should be Keeping More Clean Sheets”

20 October 2014

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Chesterfield number one Tommy Lee was man-of-the-match in a 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic, making a number of key saves to earn a point for his side.

Lee said he now expects the defence to tighten and for the team to start converting draws into wins.

He said: “We’ve just got to turn a few of these draws and losses into wins.

“We should be keeping more clean sheets and that’s down to me and the back four but also the full 11 on the pitch. It’s something we’re going to work on in the coming weeks.

“We are the sort of team that will go and score goals so once we get it plugged at the right end then we can go on and get the 1-0 and 2-0 wins that we’ve been short of this season.”

In an entertaining match, both teams looked to push forward and there were a host of chances in both boxes.

Lee said: “It was end-to-end, especially in the second half it was a bit like a basketball game and that probably didn’t suit us as well as a possession game.

“They’re a very good team who like to play football the right way and they came and didn’t disappoint. They’re one of the better teams that we’ve played so we’ll probably take a point.”

Lee was called into action on more than one occasion and was beaten just once- a penalty in the 49th minute- as the problem of staring slowly after the break continued for the Spireites.

He said: “I made a couple of saves which is nice but saying that it was even chances wise.

“It’s becoming a bit of a problem now- we’ve done it three or four times and it gives ourselves a mountain to climb straight after half-time.”

Despite just one win in the last six games, the Spireites have started the season strongly and currently sit eighth in Sky Bet League One.

Lee said: “We’ve got what we deserved. Last season was a hard slog but we got the reward in the end and this season we need to take advantage of it. 

We’ve played some good teams but if you ask the manager he thinks we’re better than every team in this league and on our day.”

Chesterfield travel to Colchester United on Tuesday night as they look to get back to winning ways.

Lee said: “A point at home is a good point if you get a win on the road, so that’s what we’ll be going down there to do."

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