Dean Saunders saw his side compete well and dominate the stats sheet, but come away from Sheffield United with nothing after a 2-0 defeat.Teenager Che Adams scored within moments of the start of both halves to give the Blades the points, but that told only part of a match in which the Spireites notched up 11 shots and 14 corners.
Speaking to PlayerHD, Saunders reflected on a first Sky Bet League 1 loss, one that was tough to take.
"I'm disappointed with the result but not the performance," he said. "I thought we played really well from start to finish. I thought we dominated the game but we gave them two sloppy goals right at the start of the game and then the start of the second half.
"Apart from that I can't compain - I thought the players were excellent and sometimes you don't get what you deserve."
The Bramall Lane encounter was won and lost by fine margins and the Chesterfield manager fet that with a little more luck his side could have got more from the afternoon in Sheffield.
He said: "When we hit the post we could have been right back in it, I don't know how many crosses we put in today but there must have been 30 or 40 going in the box.
"I can't complain about the performance but we need to tighten up a little bit."
Friday siging Lee Novak started the match up front with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Saunders was happy with his first Spireites look at the club's new number 11.
"He's a class player," said Saunders. "He's better than this league and I'm sure he'll get goals for us. I thought he played well today.
"We got Lee in yesterday and we'll probabl have another signing by Tuesday night as well."