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Lee: "We're getting to the business end of the season now"

9 April 2015

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Goalkeeper Tommy Lee kept a clean sheet and his ten outfield players did their job to score in the 1-0 Easter Monday win over Crewe Alexandra.

The Spireites number one has been pivotal in his side keeping three clean sheets in their last four games - with Monday's win propelling the side further in their play-off quest.

"I think it was comfortable," said Lee. "I think we played well in spells and we probably deserved one or two more goals. It would have been nice to get more and enjoy the game at the end. We're getting to the business end of the season now and that's how games are going to go.

"The lads have been brilliant, Hirdy [Sam Hird] has been great for the last ten or so games, Tendayi [Darikwa] does what he does and popped up with a goal today. 

"A special mention to Drew Talbot as well. He had a horrendous injury and to show the form that he's showing is great - but I wouldn't expect anything else from him, he's a top player and a top professional and he deserves a lot of credit."

Since his return from his fitness-regaining loan move at Plymouth Argyle Talbot his slipped seamlessly back into the starting 11, even in an unfamiliar left back role.

Lee explained having a consistent four in front of him helps him do his job: "It's not just Drew coming back, Dan Jones has played there and he's a top player - it's a testament to the squad we've got. We've got three or four lads who can play across the backline.

"When you have a settled back four it does help you as a goalkeeper a little bit easier to play in front of the same players every week from my point of view."

With just five games now remaining, Lee insists that he and the squad are focusing solely on the next match - which happens to the exciting prospect of the short journey to Oakwell.

"We're only looking at Barnsley next week, it's a cliché but that's football. We need to go there and get a result, then we'll see where that takes us."

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