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Lee: "I knew I’d have to make a few saves"

24 August 2015

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Chesterfield number one Tommy Lee made some great saves as the Spireites played out a 0-0 draw with Rochdale at the Proact Stadium.

It was Lee and the Spireites’ first clean sheet of the season and the 'keeper said after the match that the main thing was that his side made sure they didn’t lose the game. 

He told PlayerHD: “It’s nice to get a clean sheet, we probably deserved one against Shrewsbury in midweek but that wasn’t to be, but the main thing is we didn’t lose the game.

“I made a few saves but when you play a team like Rochdale who are well organised and have been together for a while now so I knew I’d have to make a few saves. 

"I think we probably had the best chance of the game at the end, I think if Gboly [Ariyibi] squares it, it's probably 1-0 but that’s the way it goes and we move on to the next game.”

After five games in the last two weeks the Spireites now have a full week off and Lee believes the manager will have them out on the training ground developing how he wants them to play.

“I’m sure Mal [Purchase, fitness coach] and the gaffer will have something lined up for us," said Lee. "We will probably recover early in the week but the gaffer will like to have us on the training pitch learning the way he wants to play but it's still early days, we have only been under him for two or three months so we’re going to get better.”

The shot-stopper said he believes that with the side working on their organisation the attacking players will be in a position to show their best for the Spireites.

“It’s going to get better," he said. "The gaffer said after the game that Rochdale have been a team together for two, two and a half years and you can see they’re organised. They've got a game plan where they can play short or go long and that’s what we need to strive to try and achieve. 

"We have some very good players as well, so once we can get that organisation into the team the talented players that we do have will be able to flourish.”

Chesterfield face up against Millwall at the Den on Saturday and Lee said they’ll be going there to get the three points.

“I haven’t played there before but it is another big game, they have recently been relegated, we’ll go down there and try and get the win like we always do.”

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