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Mitchell: "I think we definitely deserved something from the game."

23 April 2017

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Reece Mitchell was pleased with the way the Spireites reacted to relegation, but felt the team deserved at least a point from the game against Charlton Athletic.

The winger, netted his second goal of the season to reduce the arrears but it wasn’t enough to salvage anything from the game and the winger felt hard done by after the match after a decent display and battling performance. 

“I think we definitely deserved something from the game today,” he told PlayerHD. “We had a lot of chances, especially in the second half, especially with Thorsten Stuckmann saving the penalty we feel really hard done by.

“We just wanted to show what we can do. It’s been a disappointing season and no one is really happy with what’s gone on but we wanted to give our all today, obviously we didn’t get the result but I think the performance showed we really care about the club,” he added. 

Mitchell’s goal came in the 91st minute and the 21 year-old had praised for substitute David Faupala for his efforts in creating the initial opportunity. 

“David did really well, taking the ball off the centre back and I just followed it in just in case he missed, luckily it fell to me and it went in the net.” 

Gary Caldwell’s final game of the season is against Sheffield United next Sunday at Bramall Lane.

Both team’s fates have been sealed with the Blades having already secured the Sky Bet League One title, but Mitchell sees it as a big game where local pride is at stake and also as a chance to move off the foot of the table.

He said: “It will be a big game next week against our local rivals, they’ve won the league so to show ourselves against them and get a result would be positive and go next season and prove this club is too good for League Two and can come straight back up.

“We want to finish as high as possible, the club doesn’t belong anywhere near the relegation zone so highest possible finish is what we want.” 

Mitchell has made 32 appearances in his first season in league football after arriving from Chelsea and he’s been pleased with the games he’s played and the learning process of playing at this level. 

“I’ve enjoyed my first season,” he said. “It’s the first time I’ve played league football and it’s been a really good experience. 

“There’s been some low times but also good times for me, but I’ve been happy to get game time so I want to build on that get more goals, more assists and play more often.”

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