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Wilson: "It's important that we start to look at our offensive play

23 October 2016

Spireites manager Danny Wilson shared his frustrations after seeing his side slide to a fourth straight defeat, saying his side are not taking enough individual responsibility.

Goal-less at the break, three second-half Scunthorpe United strikes saw the league-leaders stride past the Spireites and leave them second bottom in the Sky Bet League 1 table.

"Up until the first goal I don't think there was a great deal in it," said Wilson on teh encounter. "They'd had some chances and so had we. They were very strong and powerful throughout the side and that's what overwhelmed us, certainly after the first goal went in.

"A direct freekick went straight in and we've got to look at ourselves defensively, the back five who were defending that area were left short.

"They won more of their individual battles than we did and we came out of the back of it with a bit of a slapped backside, and rightly so. We've got too many players playing today who were off their games."

After the performance - a fourth straight in the league without scoring a goal - Wilson expects his players to take on more attacking burden individually and fire the goals in a Spireites revival.

The manager commented: "It's important that we start to look at our offensive play. Where our defensive play was quite alright for most games now it's the opposite way round and we didn't create anything.

"The one thing that's worrying me more than anything is when you've got the likes of Ched Evans or Gboly Ariyibi on the pitch everyone's looking to those two to win the game for you - and I don't like that.

"It's important that everybody as an individual creates and contributes to our forward play and at certain times we're not doing that. There are certain players in there to do that but they're not producing it."

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