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Wilson: "We've got our just rewards"

17 August 2016

Three games into the Sky Bet League 1 season and the Spireites are top of the pile after two home wins in four days at the Proact.

Heading for a stalemate with Walsall on Tuesday night, two Ched Evans goals helped the Spireites to the three points in the final 15 minutes.

"I'm pleasantly happy," commented manager Danny Wilson to PlayerHD. "But this game can change on a regular basis. It pleases me immensely how we've approached the last three or four games and I think we've got our just rewards with the efforts that we've put in.

"Three league games into a new season, it's nothing really, but we wanted some momentum, we didn't want to be playing catch-up because a lot of pressure comes with it.

"Overall, the standard of football we've played in these past games has been encouraging from my point of view."

With Evans the match-winner with his third and fourth goals in the first three league games of the fledgling season, Wilson was unsurprised by the striker's directness, especially with his cracker-jack first goal.

"The first goal is what he is: he's full of pace and power. Particularly with the ball at his feet he's got a fantastic shot on him and very rarely does he not hit the target.

"When he took off and started to run with the ball, Jay O'Shea made a great angle for him and I think a couple of the defenders thought he was going to play him in - but Ched in those positions just sees one thing.

"The velocity of the shot, the 'keeper didn't see it. Normally to get beaten at the near post you'll be getting criticism, but he never saw it, it was just a fantastic strike."

The win takes the Spireites to the League One summit, but there's little chance of Wilson reading too much into the early-seasons success.

"No, not all!" said Wilson after asked if he was getting carried away. "Some people will be, but I think I've been here so many times - football can be a cruel game sometimes. 

"If people want to enjoy it then great, but we know we've still got a long journey in front of us."

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