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Wilson: "We showed great courage"

23 November 2016

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After a remarkable 3-2 away win at MK Dons on Tuesday night, Spireites manager Danny Wilson spoke about the resilliance from his side as they snapped their long league losing streak.

Jay O'Shea had put the Spireites ahead from the spot before the break, but the pendulum swung in the Dons' favour when luck-laden goals from Daniel Powell and Ryan Colcough put the hosts ahead.

However, the game turned back full circle within a matter of minutes as substitutes Kristian Dennis and Dan Gardner scored to hand the Spireites their first away win of the seaosn and lift them off the league's bottom spot.

Speaking to PlayerHD after the game, the manager said he's seen such a result coming: "Obviously it's a bit of a relief," he said. "I think it's a relief because the players have earned more than they've got in recent weeks but not come away with things.

"We did well at Fleetwood on Saturday and numerous times we've felt unlucky; we haven't got goals or taken the chances when they've come along.

"Today we've created loads of chances again, they've had blocks on the line, we've hit the post and coming away from home and creating chances like we did we came with a very offensive game plan.

"We knew we'd have to defend as well and in the latter stages of the game, particularly after going 2-1 down, I think we showed great courage to get back into the game and then take the lead again.

Wilson spoke of his side's character to come back from the second-half setback and singled out the determined run of winger Gboly Ariyibi to set up the winner as symptomatic of his side's approach.

"You saw what the lads did," he said of his side's resolve after falling behind. "They gathered themselves and got themselves back together. Then Gboly did what Gboly's good at; he ran at players, he came down the line and nobody was going to touch him. He had great momentum, got into the box, squared the ball off and there you go.

"Overall, they've deserved it and over the last few weeks I think we've really deserved it and come away with nothing. We've shown a great resiliance to come here and get what they've got."

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