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Wilson: "It was nothing that we didn't deserve"

6 March 2016

Spireites boss Danny Wilson toasted his side's positivity as they grabbed a late 1-0 win with a Lee Novak goal at Southend United on Saturday.

Holding firm for a clean sheet, one point became three in the 89th minute when Ollie Banks's ball played Novak into the box, the Geordie finishing coolly for his ninth goal in 11 games.

Wilson told PlayerHD after the game at Roots Hall that his side's attitude and approach to the game made their late win fully earned.

He said: "I felt the least we deserved was a draw, but we were menacing on the counter-attack. We had quite a lot of situations that we created throughout the game, both first half and second half.

"We were very clinical in the final moments and it was a great time in the game to score. It's knocked the stuffing out of Southend, but it was nothing that we didn't deserve.

"Was it a 0-0? Maybe, but we kept pushing and pushing and showed great positivity, we didn't just sit back and invite all the pressure on.

"We wanted to think we could get forward and score and we did."

With a 366-mile round trip taken by the 375 travelling fans, Wilson praised the contribution of the away fans and their commitment to the side.

"It's a real ask to come on these journeys all the way down here," he said. "But that just shows the loyalty that the fans have to us.

"I'm just glad that we can send them away with smiles on their faces. That doesn't always happen but those beers that they have tonight will be a bit sweeter for them."

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