Tommy Lee recorded his 100th clean sheet of his career on a landmark day where the win over Bury saw Chesterfield confirm their spot in League One for another season.The shot-stopper spoke to Spireites PlayerHD after the game and reflected on his achievement: “I don’t think I’ve kept as many as I should have this season and that is part of the reason why we are down where we are. To go out there today and put on that sort of performance was credit to the lads.”
Lee, who has been with the Spireites since 2008, said the staff were telling the players all week how important three points would be on Saturday.
He said: “We spoke about it in the week what we needed to do and I think we did that. We had a game plan, the gaffer and Morgs (Chris Morgan) have drilled into us all week how important it is, and a few of the senior lads have said the same thing to the younger players. I think it was a fantastic performance under that sort of pressure.”
Despite not having to make many saves on Saturday the ‘keeper praised his team-mates who coped well amidst the tension: “We spoke before kick-off and said you have to enjoy these occasions, that’s why we play football.
"It is being able to deal with pressure, which is a mark of being a good football player. It has not been a good season, and today shouldn’t mask the season we’ve had, but to go out there and perform in that sort of pressure, the lads should be proud of themselves because it is not easy.”
Lee also reflected on the season as a whole and mentioned that it hasn’t been one of the best from the Spireites: “As a team we have not had a great season.
"It’s been difficult, we have lost some great players, lost a manager and had a 12-game losing run during the middle of the season. So to get to the points tally that we have I think we have done okay, and that is something we should be proud of.
"We’ve got to go away after the season and look on our performances and see where we can improve on.”