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Lee: "We got the goal and claimed another away win"

2 November 2015

Tommy Lee had a quieter afternoon than expected, keeping his fourth clean sheet of the season as his side beat Fleetwood Town 1-0 at the weekend.

The win - sealed by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's first half goal - was the Spireites' third successive away win, and the first time the club has won five away games before the end of October in 15 years.

Lee was pleased with his side's rearguard display, providing the foundation for the three-point haul: "I thought we defended really well, they didn't create many chances, we got the goal and claimed another away win.

"I think you could see from the result and the lack of the chances that they created that Sam Hird was solid as a rock at right-back and Drew [Talbot] at left-back did the job - you'd think he'd been a left-back all his career with that performance. As well as that you know what you're going to get out of Evo (Ian Evatt) and Rags (Charlie Raglan).

"We're lucky in the central defensive department and we've probably got four players of a similar standard who could go in and play that position. Today it was Evo and Rags and I'm sure the manager's delighted with their performance.

"The gaffer said before that game that if we're going to keep a clean sheet it starts at the front. I think [Chris] Herd and [Sam] Morsy were brilliant again today, as was everyone. We didn't create as many chances as we'd like but we were by far the best team."


The job for Chesterfield now is turn the away wins into home successes, and Lee says his manager feels the side need to keep players on the pitch in order to get the home wins.

"The gaffer eluded to it before the game: we've had too many yellow cards, I think we've had three red cards. It's difficult to win games when you haven't got your first-choice players out on the field.

"We need to put that right and keep doing as we're told I'm sure we'll start turning the home form around."



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