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Lynch: "It was an excellent performance"

18 March 2015

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A confident Chesterfield put visitors Gillingham to the sword, beating the Kent side 3-0 on Tuesday night at the Proact Stadium.

Sam Clucas, playing in an unfamilar lone striker role, scored twice, his efforts sandwiching a Jay O'Shea St. Patrick's Day goal.

After the match first team coach Kevin Lynch gave his feedback on an impressive Spireites display.

"I thought it was an excellent performance from the lads," said Lynch. "Especially after the disappointment of Saturday, to bounce back is always a good sign of a good team.

"We know what the lads are capable of, we dropped our standards on Saturday, but it's a great way that they showed today to bounce back so we're proud of them.

"Football's a difficult game at times. To be honest I thought Coventry stifled us a lot and came to spoil the game on Saturday. Fair play to Gillingham, they're a very bright team with a very bright manager and they've come to have a go.

"Goals always change games and we scored such an early goal and Gillingham then had to come out at us, but full credit must be given to our team for the way they bounced back."

Popular full back Drew Talbot played his first Spireites 90 minutes of the season after being recalled from his loan speall at League Two side Plymouth Argyle, and Lynch felt he had made a strong Proact return.

"We always knew about Drew," said Lynch. "He's been at Plymouth just to get some games and to get back up to speed to how we play and the pace with which we play at.

"At Plymouth we've had him watched and had the reports so there was never any problem. He is our player at the end of the day and he's come in and done a marvellous job.

"He's a true professional, he's looked after himself very well and full credit to him."

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