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Hird: "We did enough to get something out of the game"

17 August 2015

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Sam Hird felt Chesterfield spent most of the match on top against Sheffield United, but it wasn’t enough as the home side came out 2-0 winners at Bramall Lane.

The 27-year-old believed the team deserved to get something out of the game, with Che Adams' two goals, one at the very start of each half, were the difference between the two sides on the afternoon.

He told PlayerHD: “It’s gutting really, all the lads are disappointed in there, and we thought we did enough to get something out of the game. Unfortunately we conceded two early goals in each half which killed us but other than that we dominated the game.”

“I'll have to see the first goal again, the second goal was disappointing from our point of view, we’re just disappointed considering how well we played in patches and with how many chances we created at the other end.”

The Spireites centre back enjoyed playing in the match in front of over 23,000 fans at Bramall Lane and felt it made for good entertainment, but was disappointed not to be able to reflect his side's strong play in the scoreline.

“For near enough 80-90 percent we controlled the game, we looked solid and haven’t conceded too many chances. Tommy [Lee] made one good save other than the goal, it was two sloppy goals and not being able to put it away in the other end. 

"It was an end-to-end game and I’m sure the neutral fans enjoyed it but it is disappointing not to give the Chesterfield fans the win.”

Although he played 120 minutes in the Capital One Cup defeat against Carlisle United on Tuesday, Hird felt the squad didn’t suffer any fatigue and they must now put the last two results behind them.

“If you look at the lads today we are a fit side. If you look at the cup a lot of teams went out here and there, which shows in the cup anything can happen and we just have to put it behind us, and put this defeat behind us and move onto Tuesday.”

The Spireites travel to newly-promoted Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night and the defender said every game in the division will be a challenge: “They’re all tough games, and it will be a tough game against a good Shrewsbury side.”

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