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Saunders: "We're playing like a team, they all played well."

19 August 2015

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After seeing his side beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the Spireites' third straight away match, manager Dean Saunders was understandbly delighted with his side's performance.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake nudged the visitors deservedly in front not long after the restart before Sam Morsy netted a second after a well-worked move with Lee Novak.

The Shrews unexpectedly grabbed a late consolation through Mat Sadler, but the Spireites held their nerve to bring all three points back with them from Shropshire.

Saunders said: "I'm really pleased with the manner in which we went about it and the football we played and the chances we created. I can't complain about any of the players, they were all magnificent."

The match had started slowly for both sides in the opening 25 minutes, and Saunders was able to explain his side's early approach.

He said: "We had to dig in a bit and be a bit cautious; we've lost a couple of early goals so we were a bit more cautious than usual but then we gradually worked our way into the game and started cutting through their midfield and I don't think they had a shot until the 75th minute.

"It was a credit to the lads. We kept the ball really well and there were some good moves and some good chances created and probably we should have scored six or seven."

Angel came straight into the side after signing at the weekend and his new manager was peased with the Spanish midfielder's performance - as well as with everyone else's.

"We're playing like a team," he said. "Angel's come in and done well, he's stood in the centre of theĀ  pitch and has given us a bit more control as well.

"Samy Morsy was excellent again, the two centre halves played well, the two full-backs joined in and Lee Novak was outstanding: if I had to give man of the match I woud probably...actually, the more you think about it it's hard to pick just one. Dan Gardner and Jay O'Shea too, they all played well."

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