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Saunders: "We've got to regroup as a club and get ready for Saturday"

25 November 2015

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Chesterfield fell to a third successive defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night as three second half goals paved the way to the 3-0 loss.

A controvertial penalty after a Dan Jones handball sent Rovers on their way as despite Tommy Lee saving Nathan Tyson's intial effort the striker was able to pounce and prod home the rebound.

The Spireites chasing the game, Doncaster were able to break twice more and score through Andy Williams and substitute Cameron Stewart to add gloss to the scoreline.

Speaking after the game to Spireites PlayerHD, manager Dean Saunders described what he saw as the differences between the sides on the evening.

"They were just more clinical in front of goal," he said. "We missed too many chances and with too many opportunities we're not putting the ball in the net.

"We gave the penalty away, and after that we were chasing the game. We've let eight goals in in the last three games, so I've got to do something about it. 

"We're not throwing caution to the wind, we're quite solid but we seem to be getting punished for everything. Their third goal makes the scoreline look really bad but it was more even than that."

With only four days until Saturday's visit of Swindon Town, Saunders knows that there is little time for his players to take stock and prepare fully for the Robins.

"We've got to pick ourselves up now," he commented. "We've got some good players and we've had three defeats, now we need to win three on the trot.

"You can't let your disappointments sink into three or four games, so the players have got to dig in and we've got to give them some belief.

"We've got to regroup as a club and get ready for Saturday, making sure that we go out there and give a good performance."

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