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O'Shea: "I now feel back to 100%"

30 September 2014

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Spireites midfielder Jay O’Shea was happy to be back in the starting eleven on Saturday following his recent return from injury in Chesterfield’s 1-1 draw with Notts County.

Blair Adams initially gave the visitors the lead after just two minutes, but following constant Spireites pressure, on loan defender George Margreitter levelled the scores with a bullet header.

O’Shea lasted 79 minutes in the draw, and the Irishman is hoping that his fitness continues to increase.  

He said: “I’m happy to be back in the starting line-up.”

“In pre-season I felt the fittest I’d ever been so it was frustrating to get the injury. I now feel back to 100% and hopefully I can kick on. I got some good minutes against Huddersfield and Doncaster last week so I can feel myself getting fit again.”

The Spireites dominated the majority of possession at the Proact despite not winning, and O’Shea put the result down to bad luck.

He said: “We were unlucky to go one-nil down so early on, but I think we created a lot of chances in the second half.”

“We did well to get back into the game. Their ‘keeper was on fire and he made some great saves, but I think we were just unlucky on the day. 

"The goal gave everyone a lift when it came and we created a lot of chances after that, but as I said it wasn’t to be.” 

After bouncing back from the defeat at Doncaster last week, O’Shea also revealed manager Paul Cook’s happiness with the performance. 

O’Shea said: “The gaffer is happy with us that we came from behind and created chances, but the lads are frustrated that we didn’t get the win- we’ll take the point and move on."


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