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Saunders: "We have to keep believing and keep doing what we're doing"

11 October 2015

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Manager Dean Saunders looked to the positives after Saturday's 3-1 loss to Gillingham, in which his side had the chances and play to record a far better result.

Teenage striker Rai Simons scored his first Football League goal with a fine finish to equalise for the Spireites in the first half after John Egan had fired the Gills ahead.

After the break the hosts created plenty of chances but were unable to reflect their play on the scoreboard with second half headers from Rory Donnelly and Harry Lennon settling the score in Gillingham's favour.

Speaking to PlayerHD, Saunders gave his thoughts: "The stats tell you that we had 61% possession, I thought we played excellently - in between them scoring. We've let three goals in and to say the performance was good after you've lost 3-1 at home doesn't happen very often.

"Today we played a lot better than we did at Crewe, but we gave three goals away from set pieces. 

"I'm still trying to piece the team together and get the right players in the right places and bad things like that happen to you when you've not got a settled back four."

With four losses in the last five Sky Bet League 1 games, Saunders feels the ingredients are there for a quick improvement to be made.

He said: "I've been in football a long time and it still amazes you when things won't go your way. We have to keep believing and keep doing what we're doing.

"There's nothing wrong with our football, there are some adjustments needed, be it getting an extra player in the box or with little patterns of play we can improve on.

"We can work on things, we can look at the goals we conceded and the mistakes we made and make sure that they don't happen again."

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