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Wilson: "We are neglecting our chances"

20 November 2016

Danny Wilson faced another defeat after the 2-1 loss at Fleetwood in the knowledge that his side must take their chances to turn their forma around.

Amari'i Bell and Victor Nirennold gave the Cod Army a two goal lead, and while Jay O'Shea halved the deficit from the penalty spot, the Spireites squandered chances, hit the woodwork twice and were unable to draw level, going down to an eigth straight league loss on the coast.

Wilson was without ten first-team players and gave his reaction to PlayerHD: "We are down to the bare bones as you can see, but we're not holding that as an excuse," he said. "We've had enough chances in there to put the ball in the net and we keep at this moment in time neglecting those chances.

"It puts pressure on the back lads and again the goals that we conceded are avoidable. I think overall it was a good performance.

"Some of the lads who have come in have been because needs must at times but there were some strong performances. Reece Mitchell I thought was fantastic, he played ever so well and one or two others I could name. 

"It's a trend we've not bucked yet, the goals we're conceding. Soft goals where we're not aware of the people that are around us, that's a problem."

Wilson sprung a surprise on the team sheet, with Lloyd Allinson coming in for his first professional league start between the sticks in place of Ryan Fulton.

"I just thought it was time to take Ryan out of the firing line," said Wilson on his decision to change 'keepers. "He's had a lot of criticism in recent games with a few mistakes that he's made. We're quite patient with people because we know how young they are, Ryan's only 20, we've got Lloyd who's come in with no senior football at all at 23-years-old.

"He's a very good shot stopper but it's not just shot stopping that the game's about. It's about understanding, distribution, positioning, knowing where balls will be coming in from as well as just a general awareness.

"You don't get that at training grounds, you get that in proper games and sometimes you have to learn in hard times. He's come into a team that's conceding goals, but he's not let himself down today with some of the saves that he's made.

"It's difficult, it's a key position and we wanted to give Lloyd the opportunity, we're hopeful that Tommy Lee will be back soon to put some pressure on as well. Then the three of them will be a good three and with an experienced one in there it will be a big bonus for us."

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