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Raglan: "It was a good game, a good test"

3 August 2016

Chesterfield rounded off their pre-season campaign with a pleasing 3-1 win over a Leicester City XI, with Charlie Raglan seeing the game as the perfect starter ahead of Saturday.

Trailing to a Liandre Martis's first-half strike, eight changes and three goals saw the Spireites turn things round after the interval, with Ched Evans, Gary Liddle and a Jay O'Shea penalty doing the match winning.

Defender Raglan spoke about the match to PlayerHD and said that the playing style of the young Foxes side was always going to make life difficult for the hosts.

"It was a good game, a good test," he said. "They had a few big names in the team, a lot of young players as well, but they're Premier League champions, they have a certain way of playing.

"You could see from the way they were playing they were very hard to beat, they pounced on any mistakes and that's where their goal came from, a mistake of ours and they capitalised on that.

"In the second half, I played a small amount in that, and I felt we had a bit more tempo to our play. They didn't start so well and we took advantage of that and scored three good goals."

Attention now switches to Saturday and the start of competitive football, the Spireites heading to Oxford United to start their Sky Bet League 1 season, and Raglan said the team are buoyed after their pre-season.

"We feel confident, everyone's trained really well," the 23-year-old explained. "I've thoroughly enjoyed training, you don't hear many people say that in pre-season, I feel like the squad's very together and raring to go.

"We'll take the positives out of the games we've played - against some good players and some good sides - and now it's all got to come to the fore on Saturday when it's a massive game for us."

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