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Lavery: "My Game's About Chasing Lost Causes"

8 February 2015

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New loan signing Caolan Lavery was the matchwinner on debut as his goal seperated the Spireites from Notts County on Saturday.

However, the striker's goal had more than a touch of fortune about it, as in chasing down defender Haydn Hollis the County defender's clearance deflected off Lavery and looped home from 35 yards.

After the game Lavery reflected on his goal and how it came about.

He said: "The gaffer said to me at half time to keep working hard and you'll get your chance and luckily the defender's cleared it off me, it's just bounced off me and luckily it went in, so a good start.

"Chasing lost causes, that's what my game's all about - putting defenders under pressure and hopefully I get the bounce and this time I did."

Having picked up a long-term knee injury last year, the match at Meadow Lane was Lavery's first taste of league action since his return, and in playing 70 minutes the striker was pleased with his fitness and understanding with strike partner Armand Gnanduillet.

"I feel not too bad. That's my first league game in a while now, so I wasn't going to be as fit as I could be but I think with the more games I play the better I'm going to feel.

"I thought we worked alright together, it's going to be difficult whenever you come to a new team to know how different players play but I think we started to form a new partnership."

Lavery also spoke about Mani Dieseruvwe, after the fellow striker signed permamnently on Monday - Lavery knowing him well from their time together at Sheffield Wednesday.

"He's a hard worker," said Lavery. "He's a complete forward, he can come to feet, he can play in behind and I think there's a lot more to come from Mani.

"Even in the last few years he's improved a lot in the air, for the big size that he is he likes to play I'd say more with the ball at his feet. But every year he's improving with the ball in the air so I think he's going to be a very good player"

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