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Wilson: "To get that kind of reception made me very proud."

29 December 2015

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New Spireites manager Danny Wilson described his pride for the welcome he received and the manner of his side's performance in the 1-1 draw with Coventry City.

Lee Novak had given the hosts the lead with a smart flicked header before the break and it looked like that would earn the Spireites a priceless win until James Maddison scored a peach of a free kick with just a minute to go.

Wilson told PlayerHD after the game about the fans' role in the match: "It was fantastic, you never expect things like that, but I will say that type of support helps the players as much as me and when the fans are as positive as that it can only help the team as a whole.

"I'm delighted, I'm overwhelmed really. They were fantastic at Peterborough on Saturday as well with the guys that travelled down there.

"To get that kind of reception at home and for them to sing like I'm one of them - it really made me very proud."


In an end-to-end game where the Sky Blues had chances, but Sylvan Ebanks-Blake also hit the cross bar for the home side, Wilson explained that it was a well-earned point for his team.

"It was a terrific game," he said. "I don't think anyone will go home without feeling like they've been entertained. There were lost of incidents and certainly lots of good football played.

"We came up against a very organised and talented Coventry side and they'll be expecting to be challenging at top at the end of the season.

"We've held our own, have been undone at the end by a terrific free kick and they've had a lot of pressure on us, but we had a lot of chances ourselves.

"We come away with a point but also a moral victory from our point of view because we've played against a very good side."


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