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Raglan: "We Trust Each Other as a Team"

4 January 2015

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Young defender Charlie Raglan played both of the FA Cup second round matches at MK Dons, and helped keep clean sheets in both of them.

The Spireites confirmed their place in the third round and a trip to Scunthorpe United with a second 1-0 win at Stadium MK, with Raglan excelling once again in the centre of defence.

Speaking after the game Raglan was satisfied with how things had gone on the return to Milton Keynes.

"We knew that they hadn't really troubled Tommy, first half and second half," he said. "Comparing the two games we've had here, this one was a bit more comfortable - although you're never comfotable because you always have to concentrate.

"They've got a great array of attacking players and for ten minutes of the second half they were lining up. It's difficult to know where everyone is and keep a good solid base.

"Because we were 1-0 up we had something to defend, and it's always nice as a defender if you keep a clean sheet."

Well aware of the threat posed by the Dons, Raglan explained his side's approach to the fixture.

He said: "We know that they play football and emphasize the passing game from the back. They never really went away from them, so credit to them, but we got the better of them today.

"There was disappointment when we found out we hadn't gone through after the effort we put in last time, but I think with the run we've been on recently we have momentum, belief and we're strong.

"We trust each other as a team enough to come to a place like this and beat them again and that was our attitude. The manager set us up exactly the same to press them and hurt them high up the pitch.

"At the start of the season we might have been a bit apprehensive to come to a stadium like this and play teams like this who are the bigger teams and have beaten Man Utd.

"We came here with the attitude that we're good players, we've got a good team, good staff and we can beat anyone."

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