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Raglan Assesses Scunthorpe and His Seasonal Start

26 October 2015

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Charlie Raglan says that everyone at the club is disappointed by Saturday's defeat to Scunthorpe United following two great wins in a week that had propelled the side up the table.

The centre back was determinedly chasing back as Dan Jones fouled Paddy Madden too see the Iron awarded a penalty with the full-back seeing red in the process. A further two goals followed, seeing the Spireites slip to their first defeat in three games. 

After the game Raglan spoke about the difficulty of making those kind of challenges: “It was a big kick, a boom down the pitch, it isn't good from our point of view. I’m sure the manager won't be happy with it but maybe Jones could have let him take his chances with Tommy Lee.

“It’s a split-second decision and he thought he could nick the ball or get a knock in. It was Paddy Madden who’s a clever player, there are so many things that come into play with it. I wouldn't be able to say in hindsight what he could have done.”

“Everyone is unhappy, we've just lost a game of football and we've felt like since the start of the month, starting at Crewe, we had started to play well and the manager has said that we had a formula where we were winning."

The 22-year-old has been a fixture in the side since the 2-1 win at Crewe, overseeing an upturn in form that has also included impressive wins against Walsall and Southend United. 

Raglan remains pleased with his own start to the season, but knows he is far from the finished article: “Ive still got a long way to go, I'll never think that I’ve cracked it, especially when I've only been in the side for five or six games now consistently, so hopefully I can stay there.”

"This season started well, I signed a new contract and I was very pleased to stay, I couldn't put it into words how pleased I was with my entrance last season where I played games.

"I have enjoyed working with the manager and the assistant manager Brian [Carey], Mal [Purchase] and Mark [Crossley], they are all great coaches. 

"The manager knows I want to play and he told me that I was always in his thoughts, Sam [Hird] and Ian Evatt are top players and they've got more experience than me which is fair enough, but on the back of a few bad results I got a chance.”

“I’ve come in and really enjoyed myself and we've had some good results this month and I’m pleased with that.” 


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