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Talbot: “It’s up to us to prove to people that we can do it”

30 March 2016

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The Easter weekend didn’t provide the Spireites with as much joy as hoped, taking just one point from two games against fellow relegation battlers.

Drew Talbot spoke to PlayerHD after Monday’s disappointing 1-0 loss away to Oldham Athletic, and expressed a firm belief in the squad. 

He said:“I don’t think we did that much wrong to be honest, there wasn’t much in it and I thought it had 0-0 written all over it. 

"Neither side created many clear-cut chances, we didn’t create much and I don’t think they created too much either, I don’t remember Tommy Lee making a save. 

“He’s (Mike Jones) put it in, it’s good strike and it’s gone through a lot of bodies - everybody in the dressing room is just disappointed. 

Despite the defeat, Talbot is aware that there is still a long way to go this season: “I don’t think it will be that devastating as we’ve still got seven games to go, I don’t think any games today make any of the decisions. 

"Maybe if we had three games to go you might think about it differently but we’ve just got to knuckle down. It’s been a tough couple of days with two games in three days, which isn’t great, but it was the same for Oldham too. 

"We’ve just got to move on now, we can’t dwell on it too much and we’ve got a really important game against Port Vale on Saturday now."

Talbot knows that attitude is key for the Spireites to battle to safety: “I don’t think it’s a case of can we move on, it’s more that we have to. There’s no point sulking about the result for too long, we need to analyse what went wrong. 

“The gaffer might be right with certain things. We know we’re in a relegation fight and there are probably six or seven teams in the same position. It’s up to us to prove to people or people that doubt us, that we can do it.  

"We’re quite solid as a group and the main thing is we have to stick together. I’ve been relegated here once before and it wasn’t nice, and we had a good set of lads then and we never gave up. 

"This group is too good to go down, but it’s up to us to put the points on the board and prove that."

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