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Banks: "We'll try and put this bad run behind us"

23 February 2015

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Spireites midfielder Ollie Banks was back in the first team but couldn't help his side get back to winning ways as they fell to a 1-0 loss at Rochdale.

Ian Henderson flicked home from a second half free kick to divide the teams in a tight Spotland encounter, condemning the Spireites to a fourth successive league defeat.

After the game Banks told Spireites Player that the team didn't ever feel they were in trouble in the match.

He said: "We've just been saying in the dressing room, the lads felt quite comfortable in the game and it took a set piece to break us down, but we'll go again.

"The goal didn't faze us, we tried to go again but it wasn't enough. There's a game again next week and we'll try and put this bad run behind us."

The Spireites struggled to create chances throughout the match, but Caolan Lavery did force a good save from the home 'keeper in added time as the visitors looked for a leveller.

Banks feels that the Spireites aren't getting the rub of the green at the moment, but remains optimistic ahead of forthcoming fixtures.

"It's a bounce of a ball or a slip or a mistake from one of their players," he said. "It happens like that sometimes. We've been going through it for a couple of weeks now but it will flip back round quickly.

"It's just one of those things, you can't put your finger on it."

Regardless of the result, Banks was pleased to get his chance back in the starting 11 and felt he grew into the game as it progressed.

"It was brilliant," he said. "I'm a bit gutted with the loss but it felt good to get back in. I felt a bit nervy in the first half hour, I've not played for quite a while but I felt my performance got better as the game went on.

"The gaffer just wanted me to express myself. He put a lot of attack-minded players on the pitch today to try and get some goals but it's just not working out at the minute."

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