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Wilson: "In the second half we had to pick it up"

20 March 2016

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Spireites boss Danny Wilson was as pleased with the second half as he was displeased with the first after securing a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United.

Iron striker Paddy Madden took advantage of a lacklustre opening period from the away side at Glanford Park with a neatly taken goal, but with an hour gone and with the first touch of his second Spireites debut, winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce brought Chesterfield level.

Wilson gave his thoughts on a game of two contrasting halves for his side.

He said: "In the first half we were poor; our passing intensity was poor, we didn't get round the ball well enough but even so they didn't create that many opportunities - and we weren't even at the races.

"I said to them that in the second half we had to pick it up. If we could be a couple of yards further forwards in the competitive areas than we'd get a chance because we knew we could get chances.

"Credit to the players because they've come out in the second half and really should have won the game."

The result moves the Spireites five points clear of the Sky Bet League 1 drop zone, and Wilson conceded that the time is now to turn around his side's home form, starting with next Saturday's clash with Fleetwood Town.

"It could be a big point," said Wilson. "Any points away from home are a bonus. We've got to try and get our home form right and we've got some good games now against teams that are around us. We've got to make sure that we get a return from them.

"This point today, after seeing some of the results, it could be very important to us."

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