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Herd: "As a team we could have done a lot better"

21 September 2015

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Latest Spireites signing Chris Herd made his debut at the Ricoh Arena as his new side lost to Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

The away side struggled to cope with the pace and attacking verve of their Sky Blue opponents, with on-loan attackers Ryan Kent and match-winner Adam Armstrong continual thorns in their side.

Herd explained: "We had a game plan to counter attack and obviously we didn't really put that into full play. I think we let ourselves down so in certain areas and as a team we could have done a lot better.

"We have to reflect on it over the weekend, cut out our mistakes, watch the video, stick together as a team and be positive.

"We're a tight unit so that's all we can do and look for any positives that were in there and then work on the negtives to get a result next week."

The match was Herd's first competitive start in seven months after a knee injury and the Australian talked through his fitness after clocking up 80 minutes for his new side.

"I felt okay," he said. "I feel like I can improve a lot more and I'll be working hard in training every day to get myself back up to what I consider to be full speed.

"We've got a really good fitness coach (Mal Purchase) who looks after us with supplements and looks after our recoveries, so he gives us the best possible chance to improve and be ready for the next game."

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