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Lavery: "It was a little bit of a gamble"

5 March 2015

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Striker Caolan Lavery was the match-winner for Chesterfield on Tuesday night as his last-minute goal gave the Spireites a 2-1 win at MK Dons.

The effort was Lavery's third strike for the club since arriving on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, and the 22 year-old explained how his goal came about.

He said: "It's a great feeling and it was a great performance from the lads against a very good MK Dons side, so I'm delighted.

"We kept the ball for a good amount of time and it went out to Tendayi [Darikwa] at full back and he put the ball in. It deflected off their full back and it put the centre half off a bit, and I nicked in front and got a little touch on it and put it in.

"It was a little bit of a gamble, just trying to get across my man at the near post and this time it fell to me. Sometimes it will go over my head but this time luckily it fell to me."

The win was the Spireites' second successive impressive victory, having gone pointless the four matches before that. Lavery talked about the turnaround in confidence within the squad.

"When you lose four games in a row it's always going to be a bit of a downer for everybody," said the front man. "Nobody likes losing games, it's as simple as that.

"The last two wins have been very good and MK Dons are a very good team, so the dressing room is buzzing tonight."

Asked if he was planning to extend his stay at the Proact beyond his initial month's loan, Lavery explained that there was every chance of a longer stay with the club.

"We'll have a chat about that," he said. "I need to talk to Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm enjoying my football and scoring goals so I don't see why not."

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