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Anderson: "It all adds up at this stage"

27 March 2016

After a further point in the 0-0 draw with Fleetwood Town on Saturday, Tom Anderson is eager for another clean sheet at Oldham Athletic tomorrow.

Anderson helped marshall the Spireites back line against the Cod Army as they kept their second clean sheet since Danny Wilson took over as manager in late December.

In the rain and wind, Anderson conceded that it was his kind of match: "It was right up my street, but you have to do the basic things right as a defender. It was a tricky game but in the end it was good to get something out of it.

"It all adds up at this stage of the season, so it was good to get a point in the end.

"All the back four worked together to have a good performance, we worked well off each other and now we need to keep doing that because we've got plenty of big games coming up.

The on-loan Burnley defender also paid tribute to man of the match Liam O'Neil, who has made the right-back spot his own in recent weeks with a string of increasingly assured performances.

"Liam's a great player," said Anderson. "He's a talented lad and a great full-back. To have him one side and Sam (Hird) the other makes me feel very comfortable.

"It does make a big difference when you trust the players around you, so it's good to have good players to play with."

With a quick turnaround, the Spireites travel to Boundary Park tomorrow, and Anderson is keen to keep things close again and earn more points.

"We want to win the game," he said. "We want to get three points and try to make the gap bigger between Oldham and ourselves.

"We'll go there to do what we do and make sure we are compact, hard to beat, working hard and getting around each other.

"Clean sheets are my job and if we do that we only need to score one. We proved that at Southend when we won 1-0, so you never know - maybe we can do that again on Monday."

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