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Fulton Learning from Team-mates to Aid Development

15 September 2016

Seven games into his Spireites career and goalkeeper Ryan Fulton is learning from the experienced squad members around him to make himself a better player.

The Scotland youth international kept his second clean sheet of his Chesterfield spell at Oldham Athletic last Saturday, making a string of impressive saves to ensure the visitors gained a point at Boundary Park.

Though long-term number one Tommy Lee may be injured, he is still helping his colleague: "Tommy's been great for me," said Fulton. "He's got a lot of experience in the game so it's good for me to try to learn and develop and with any questions I have he's happy to help, so he's been great for me.

"Tommy wants me to do well as well so now I can't wait for him to be back, I'm learning a lot from him.

"It's the same with the defenders. In training we go through bits and pieces, we talk to each other about how we can improve. They've got a lot of experience so I'm learning from them.

Fulton played a dozen league games for Portsmouth in Sky Bet League 2 last season, and with the move up a division this time around he's enjoying the rising challenge.

"This is how I like it," he said. "It's a good test for me and I have to step up to that mark. When Tommy comes back it will a nice little fight between us - I've got to try and keep the shirt while he wants it back.

"The standard in League One steps up a level, it's a league higher and there's more to it. There are a lot more players who have been around the leagues and it's a great test for me. Every aspect is a step up."

The task at hand now is to build on last weekend's point at Oldham as the Spireites take on unbeaten Northampton at home, with tickets available to buy here.

"It was great for us as a team to stop that bad little run that we had and to get a nice clean sheet as well. We've got to keep that going forwards now, get some more clean sheets and more wins.

"Keeping a clean sheet and not getting beaten gets the confidence going round the whole team that we're strong at the back and we're not going to concede. Now we need to score and the wins will start coming together."

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