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Ian Evatt on Form and Captaincy

7 March 2015

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With a weekend off after a busy week and two well-earned wins against Fleetwood Town and MK Dons, Ian Evatt spoke about his side's recent run.

The Spireites had previously lost four consecutive games, but sprung back into the play-off race with six vital points from two tough fixtures.

“Us senior players, we’ve all been through this before,” said Evatt. “It’s never nice going on a losing run but all teams do it. You look at Swindon who were top of our league, they went through it.

“You just need to stay strong and believe in yourself and we go back to the Chesterfield of old, because it can happen, and will happen, to any team in any league.”

Evatt is the Spireites' club captain but the skipper's duty has recently been given to Sam Morsy while the centre back has been out of the team, and Evatt insists he has no problem being on the pitch and not wearing the armband.

He said: “The manager said I was going to play. Obviously I’ve been injured and I’m just coming back, and he said that he was going to leave Samy Morsy as captain. 

"That doesn’t make a difference to me. I’ll still be the same Ian Evatt with or without the armband. It’s my job as a senior player to lead the team.

“I take no offence by that at all. It was just a decision for a game, it’s as simple as that. That’s how I see it and I just go on from there. 

"Samy has done very well for us. He’s captained the team while I’ve been out so there’s no disappointment about that on my part at all.”

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