There were few positives for Danny Wilson to comment on after the 1-0 away loss to Swindon Town on Saturday, the manager feeling his side never got into the game.Yaser Kasim's 77th-minute strike won the game for the Robins, but Wilson conceded that it was the least the hosts had deserved against his side.
"It could have been more than one, quite easily," he said. "We never got into the game or on top of the way they moved the ball.
"People in areas were reactive instead of proactive a lot of the time and when we did get on the ball and had time and space we gave it away too cheaply. That was the pattern of the game.
Michael Doughty had earlier hit the post for Swindon while chances were at a premium for the Spireites in a game that could have confirmed their survival but instead confirmed League One safety for the hosts.
With Chesterfield boasting an impressive away record this campaign, Wilson noted the difference between other more successful recent away trips and the loss at the County Ground.
"The difference was with the commitment and the ambition when we had the ball," he explained. "We just gave it back to them very cheaply. The game's a simple one and you see it with Swindon: they get the ball and they pass it to each other, we get the ball and we want a World Cup ball every time we get it.
"There are one or two players in the dressing room who've had a bit of a ringing in their ears, and rightly so because they're better than that and we've seen them better than that.
The visitors were dealt a blow midway through the first half when talisman Lee Novak was substituted with a knee injury, Wilson saying it hadn't helped his side.
"When you lose your spearhead at that time it's very difficult and he's done very well this season. We don't know how long he'll be out and we'll assess him again on Monday."
Results elsewhere leave the Spireites four points above the relegation zone with two games left to play, and despite Saturday's result, Wilson's men can still confirm their safety with a win over Bury at the Proact next Saturday.
Wilson said: "We've got to move on, we can't do anything about this now. We've got two games left to save our season from relegation, it's as simple as that. We've got three points to play for next week and if we get them we'll be okay."