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Goalscorer Banks Growing in Responsibility

14 April 2016

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Ollie Banks capped a good spell of recent form with a cracking winner at Barnsley last weekend, and his development has not gone unnoticed among the Spireites' management team.

The 81st minute strike was Banks's second league goal of the campaign - his third in total - and stole three points away from Oakwell for the ten-man Spireites.

First-team coach Chris Morgan spoke about the 23-year-old's changing role in the starting 11 and the help Banks is getting from his like-minded manager.

"Of late Ollie's been asked to do things that don't come naturally to him," said Morgan. "People automatically look at him and see he's got a really good range of passing and his confidence on the ball, but with the manager an ex midfielder himself he's talked in depth to Ollie about his responsibilities in the role he wants him to play.

"Last Saturday he played in a two with Gary Liddle, which gave him different responsibilities than in recent weeks."

The priceless strike may have gone down well with the 1,000+ travelling fans at Oakwell, but came at a cost to the family legacy, with Banks's father Ian still warmly remembered by the Tykes faithful.

Morgan continued: "For him to go back on a personal level and get the winning goal with his dad being a Barnsley legend and at the game - it must have been a really good family moment for them to share."

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