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Anderson: "It'll Take Plenty of Hard Work"

14 February 2016

For deadline day defensive signing Tom Anderson, the Spireites were unlucky to lose Friday’s game with Burton Albion where they were edged out 1-0.

Calum Butcher's first half strike settled the scoreline with Anderson telling Spireites PlayerHD that his side only needed to net themselves to get a result he felt the visitors deserved.

“It’s a tough one to take," said the 22-year-old. "I think for the majority of the game we’ve had most of the ball and we’ve dominated but unfortunately we couldn’t find that goal to get us going.

"The second half especially we went out and were unfortunate not to get something out the game.”

Anderson, who joined the Spireites on loan from Championship outfit Burnley was full of praise for team-mate Liam O’Neil who suffered a nasty injury during the first half.

“It’s great defending first and foremost he’s put his body on the line but I think its hit him on the side of his face and maybe he’s done something to his neck. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he’s alright."

Like Anderson, Chris Morgan joined the club as a first team coach and the Burnley loanee is glad to have a fellow defender in the coaching ranks at the Spireites as he begins to settle into life at the Proact.

“He’s a good one to have, someone to look up to who’s very experienced. Being a centre half you’ve got to focus on the basics: head it, kick it and be a good defender.

“The boys have made me feel very welcome, I’m enjoying just playing proper football. I’m trying to relish that and enjoy it as much as I can, I’ve just got to work hard and do that basics and then hopefully I can help to pick up a few points.”

The Spireites now move on to an important game on Tuesday night against Colchester United and Anderson knows what is needed to overcome the Essex side,

“Plenty of hard work," he commented. "Get on the training ground and have a good session but we’ve got to just stick together and try and get the three points then roll on Saturday against Crewe which is another big game.”

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