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O'Shea: "I thought I'd have a bit of luck on Paddy's Day"

20 March 2015

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The sole remaining Irishman in the Spireites squad, Jay O'Shea, celebrated Saint Patrick's Day in style, scoring the second as his side ran out winners over Gillingham on Tuesday.

The goal - O'Shea's sixth of the campaign - was his second Proact Stadium goal on Ireland's national day, though happily this one was for and not against the Spireites.

"I was actually hoping that I could have a little day out," said O'Shea."But the game was more important and I'm delighted to get the goal and to get the three points.

"I thought I might have a bit of luck and I think I scored here on Paddy's Day before for MK Dons in a 1-1 draw, so it was nice to score again.

"I saw Clucas knock it on and I knew once Gary [Roberts] had it wide he has the quality to deliver it into the box so I just thought I'd get myself in there as quick as I could in the middle of the goal and he put it right on the money so it was good. It was an easy finish to be honest.

"Since last season the gaffer's been on at me to to make more forward runs so it's nice to make the run and get the goal."

After the disappointment of the weekend loss to Coventry City, O'Shea felt getting the opener helped pave the way to the win - with what looked like a former Spireites teammate ahead of his spearheading the attack.

He said: "I thought it was Doyler [Eoin Doyle] up there to be honest! He was excellent tonight, he deserved the two goals, he worked his socks off and they couldn't handle him. It was great to see him up there.

"I think getting the first goal for us is vital. When we got the goal we looked comfortable and then to get the second so quick I think the game was nearly dead and buried then.

"It was good to come out, get a performance and a clean sheet after Saturday. Obviously it's not nice to concede three goals at home so the gaffer was onto us about that so it was nice to get a 3-0 win."

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