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"We need to lick our wounds and bounce back," says Anyon

6 August 2017

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Goalkeeper Joe Anyon delivered his assessment of the opening day 3-1 defeat at home to Grimsby Town, reflecting on some good football played while acknowledging the need for improvement.

Goals from Nathan Clarke, Sam Jones and Ben Davies gave Grimsby Town victory with a fine strike from Kristian Dennis a mere consolation. 

Speaking exclusively to iFollow Spireites, Anyon said: “The lads are down. It wasn’t great to be getting beaten at home like that.

“We did play some good football and we did a lot of things well. It was a so frustrating because we’ve got so much to give. We need to lick our wounds and bounce back.”

Anyon played behind a defence featuring Ian Evatt, Sam Hird, Dion Donohue and Scott Wiseman. He pointed out that the responsibilty for defending is not just down to those immediately in front of him, however.

“There was a lot of experience there, but it was a team effort,” said Anyon. "It’s not just about the four in front, it’s about the midfielders and strikers. We all work together.

“If you watched the game, there were many positives to take from it. As a group, we are always going to work hard and create so many chances. We just need to eradicate the sloppy goals.

“I’m sure we will have plenty of wins at home this year and turn it around."

Anyon is now looking forward to Tuesday's Carabao Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday. He said: “It’s a big game for our fans. It would nice to get a result but we just want to concentrate on us and getting back to the basics.

“There are plenty of games to go but we want to get that first clean sheet and that first win, so it gives everyone something to talk about.”

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