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Margreitter Keen to Tighten Defence

29 September 2014

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Speaking after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Notts County, on-loan Wolves defender Georg Margreitter spoke of Chesterfield’s positive style of play but also how he aims to keep clean sheets at the back.

He said: “I expected a lot of kick and rush when I came here but I also knew that this team is trying to play football and that’s what I’ve seen so far in training and on match days.

“We try to keep possession of the ball and we create chances. The main goal for me as a defender was to come off the field with a clean sheet, which didn’t happen unluckily. 

"It was my third game and we’ve conceded too many goals for my taste. That’s the main thing we need to work on for next week.”

Despite his main focus being to stop the opposition from scoring, it was Margreitter himself who pulled the Spireites level with a thumping header from Daniel Johnson's corner.

He said: “We were strong from set pieces today and Johnson’s delivery was really good. I had a chance just before my goal into the same corner so I felt comfortable when the ball came in. I just did the same thing and it came off.

“Sometimes when you can’t convert your chances you have to be lucky with set pieces and that’s what happened today. The whole team was good from them so we should go on from there and use our strength from set pieces.”

In a match full of chances the home side were unlucky not to take all three points, though Margreitter insists the team is strong enough to improve.

He said: “We had enough chances for half a season so we should look to score at least one more then it becomes 2-1 and everyone goes off the field happy.

“We’ve missed too many chances and conceded too many goals in the time I’ve been here but the spirit of the team is really good and we come back from one, two or even three goals down. That’s what makes us strong at the moment.

“It’s a sign of strong character and morale within the team. We were on top of them after they scored and we will go on from here.”

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