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O'Shea Targeting Fleetwood Win

28 October 2015

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With a trip to the seaside and Fleetwood Town in wait at the weekend, Jay O'Shea is hoping to help the Spireites get straight back to winning ways.

After two impressive victories on the spin, Last Saturday Chesterfield fell to a home Scunthorpe United loss but the Irishman feels the mood remains high as the defeat only happened after defender Dan Jones had been sent off.

"I don't think the confidence will be hit," said O'Shea. "The sending off killed us. If we'd have had 11 players and had lost 3-0 then confidence would be down a bit but if you look back now and someone had said to us about getting six points from the last three games I think we would have taken it.

"I think Fleetwood will be a good game, they're down there so they'll be looking to get themselves out of it. They've got a new gaffer as well, so we'll be going there hoping to get a win."

Both O'Shea and team-mate Dan Gardner have been handed more responsibility under incoming boss Dean Saunders and have accordingly received more game time, with O'Shea feeling that it's improving his game.

"I think a central role will suit either of us because we can both get on the ball and get it wide." said the 27-year-old, who is hoping to add to his three goals this campaign.

"I thought Saturday was going to be my day when I hit that freekick, and I thought it was going in to be honest, but it did hit the crossbar so I guess that's a bit unlucky.

"The gaffer's putting a lot of trust in me and I don't think I've been substituted this year. I may even be the only outfield player to play every minutes up to now - I hope that can continue for the rest of the season."

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