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Anderson: “I am happy to be back, it is a great bunch of lads”

13 September 2016

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Tom Anderson said the Spireites are determined to become more ruthless in-front of goal, while vowing to add more goals to his own game in the coming weeks.

The centre-back is in his second loan spell with the club, having re-joined on deadline day from Burnley, and helped the club to a second clean sheet of the season at Oldham Athletic on Saturday. 

“The important thing is that we have come away with something,” Anderson asserted. “It is always important to come away with one or three points, and that is vital as those points add up.

“They all rack up and they all count, we have just got to make sure that we are hard to beat. Today we had chances, the 'keeper's pulled of a great save and Peter Clarke cleared one off the line. 

“We just have to be a little more ruthless and put them away, but that will come, at least we are creating chances and in the next few games we have just got to make sure we put them away.

The 23-year-old has already settled in well during his second stint at the club and spoke well of his new team mates.  

“It is a great bunch of lads and I know most of them," he said. "The new lads who have came in are brilliant and easy to get along with straight away. 

“I am really happy to come back, it is a great bunch of lads and hopefully we can get going, get a streak going and climb up the league.”

The centre-back has since been named in the Football League Paper’s ‘Team of the Week’ and while he insists keeping clean sheets is his priority, he wants to effect matters at the opposite end of the pitch as well. 

“I am there to try and stop the goals going into the back of the net and I will do all I can to do that, like putting my head in dangerous places, clearing the ball well and doing the basics, that is what you have got to do as a defender.

“But I do need to get a goal soon, I should have done better with one at the back stick, I headed that back across and a bit lower than I should have, but hopefully I will pop up soon and get a goal. 

“I have scored a few in the past at Burnley, but it is different against men. When you have got men marking you, you have got to be stronger, but I will get used to that and I’ll pop up with a few goals I'm sure.” 

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